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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

07-08 Cap Figuere

Thought now we have a set roster ahead, a look at what the Bruins cap will look like next year to see what money we can spend. Cap is 48 million.

Zdeno Chara--------7,500,000
Marc Savard--------5,000,000
Patrice Bergeron---4,750,000
Glen Murray--------4,150,000
Marco Sturm--------3,500,000

Aaron Ward---------2,750,000
Phil Kessel--------2,200,000
PJ Axelsson--------1,850,000
Andrew Ference-----1,400,000
Chuck Kobasew------1,200,000
Tim Thomas---------1,100,000
Shean Donovan--------925,000
Stanislav Chistov----800,000
Andrew Alberts-------661,000
Brandon Bochenski----500,000
Matt Lashoff---------500,000
Dennis Wideman-------473,000
Mark Mowers----------463,000
Travis Green---------208,000

Total:------------39,930,000
Cap Space--------- 8,070,000

Lines

UFA
-Savard-Murray

Sturm-Bergeron-Kobasew
Axelsson-Kessel-Bochenski
Chistov-Mowers-Donovan
UFA

Chara-Ward
Ference-Alberts
Wideman-UFA
Lashoff/Stuart

Thomas
UFA

The Bruins need a top forward, backup goalie, 7th defenseman and spare forward.

Early Predictions*
*
Be nice, I am just guessing for now.

Goaltender
Martin Biron 1yr/1.3 million

Top Forward
Paul Kariya 3yr/14 million
or
Brendan Shanahan, 1yr/4.3 million

Spare Forward
Bates Battaglia 1yr/500,000

Defenseman
Chris Phillips 4yr/14 million



6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheres the first line? biron for 1.3? i duno matthew.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It got messed up, see the micro line about the lines, that was supposed to be it.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

Heres my lineup for next year

Karsums-Savard-Murray
Kalus-Bergeron-Bochenski
Sturm-Kessel-Kobasew
Axelsson-Reich-Donovan

Ference-Chara
Alberts-Wideman
Lashoff-Ward

Then go out and sign a goalie and make Thomas the backup.

2:35 AM  
Blogger Stu Smallwood said...

I dont think Sturm will be playing on the third line anytime soon.

It would also be a surprise to see both Karsums and Kalus make it, though id be all for it if they are good enough to.

Axelsson is certainly not a fourth line player.

I figure it is too early for line-up predictions (although I know it can be fun).

As for signings. It sure is nice to see so much cap room available! I do think they will make a hard pitch for Chris Phillips. And given Chiarelli's Ottawa past could it give him a little leverage?

I don't necessarily think they should get a goalie. I know thats probably not a popular thing for me to say though. Biron might not be bad. You could see a Thomas/Biron platoon, however I dont think as a whole Biron is any more proven than Thomas. I still have a dream that Hannu can get out of his funk, get his confidence back.

4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stu, the bruins need balance and consistency. that is why they struggle this season. havin 3 lines, and then a checking line is a bad idea in your mind? I'm a fan of those lines, put people in situations where they can actually succeed.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

No way Biron signs for 1 yr. 3 or 4 maybe. And if the Bruins go after a Biron type, he won't be platooning with Thomas. Thomas will be his backup. If we want to platoon, why not Dunham, Thibault, or Belfour?
And not to mention... Biron will be looking for 2+ a year.

4:13 PM  

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