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I know it's early, but the questions about Carkner's signing got me looking at nhlnumbers.com.Sens have $45 million tied up for the 10/11 season. Free agents:VolchenkovCampoliLeePicardFolignoDonovanReginShannon
I think it becomes obvious why the Sens wanted to lockup a decent blueliner at a cheap salary. They will be balls to the cap for sure if they want to try keeping these guys.
We absolutely need to sign Volchenkov. But other than that, no one on that list really makes me want to give them a deal. Maybe Foligno....or Regin if he impresses this season. Volch will probably get what Phillips is making.
I don't know what's been going on with Shannon this year. I guess he's been injured, but he's done nothing for me so far. As for Lee, if you get beat out of a roster spot by Carkner, i think that's it for him. He's not making this team barring something miraculous. Most of those guys strike me as either 4th liners, or 5/6 defencemen. You can find them anywhere.
gert with the raises Murray has given marginal players like Kuba Neil Kelly etc I wished to hell u had been the GM and got rid of some of the guys u can find anywhere.
You think Volchenkov would only sign for $300,000 more than he's making this year? I could see a real bidding war and him landing at least $4mil.
Letting the other guys walk is fine, but then the Sens are left trying to fill several holes without much cap room. There are some possible callups at forward, but on D the system is still pretty empty.
NHL Numbers updated the site. Sens are closer to $49 mil for next season. Say $4 mil for A-Train. Cap is $60 mil. That leaves $7 mil to fill 6 slots.