HABZ22 - (John )Member since December 29, 2009
Habs fan since: i can remember
Favorite current player: Andrei Markov, Carey Price, Mike Modano, Alex Ovechkin
All-time favorite player: Steve Shutt, Guy Lafleur, Patrick Roy
- Comment on WSGD (2010-06-15 10:40:54)
lots of fire on the board this am! i like it! Just a couple thoughts, those who want to trade Hamrlik, please consider that Markov will most likely miss at least the first month of the season, and he will most likely be needed at least at the start of the season. As far as the goalies go, as much as i love halak i'm just not sure it will be possible to keep him...hear me out. He will no doubt go to arbitration unless we overpay him before that. At arbitration he will "win" a 4,5 mil + settlement (+/- 0.5 mil), if we assume a backup for him making 1 mil wre looking at 5-5.5 mil for goaltending. To put that in perspective with Price's bonus' last year we were paying 2.9. It is safe to assume that most posters feel that we need to improve up front to improve this team (big center/size up front) and i just don't see how to do it if we have 5.5 mill tied up in goaltending and all the other albatross contracts (hello gomez!). If we qualify Price and sign a veteran backup we are looking at between 2-3 mil for goaltending leaving that extra 2-2.5 for improvements up front. I just don't see how we can tie up those dollars in the back end and see any improvement to the quality on the ice. We are going to see some very hard hockey decisions by alot of teams (Blackhawks!) which will have alot more to do with the salary cap than the quality of the player. i think if you want to bring substance to the Price/Halak debate and all other line-up decisions you have to start bringing the cap into the equation and how to sort this mess out!
-Go Habs Go!!!
- Comment on Metro: ‘I wanted to call bull on 6-8 weeks’ (2010-03-31 11:44:47)
PRice starting tonight...Stubbs via twitter