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How much did the Stanley Cup playoffs cost Tomas Kaberle?
Yes, he will be getting a Cup ring, but at what expense? But you have to wonder how much his indifferent play for the Bruins cost him in the free-agent market, and also whether the Bruins will even consider re-signing him when you take into account how little he contributed to their championship run.
A fan on hockeyfutures.com has actually come up with a fairly legit trade proposal for Sheldon Souray. How about Souray to the Minnesota Wild for fellow defenceman Cam Barker, and the Oilers throw in a draft pick to sweeten the deal?
Basically, this buys the Predators time. Another team cannot give Weber — a restricted free agent — an offer sheet. Also, if the Predators and Weber cannot work out a deal before late July, he will go to arbitration and be given either a one- or two-year award. This means that Weber will most likely be a Predator next season.
“I think everybody takes less to play here,” said the 30-year-old Bieksa, who earned $3.75 million US this season. “It’s such a great organization that you want to be here. It’s the culture. It’s like Detroit. If you want to win, you take less. It’s a great team and a great one for a long time, and you want to be a part of that. The bonus is the core guys I’ve grown up with and the strong friendships there. That factors into the decision-making process.
The Rangers still would like to cut ties with Chris Drury during the NHL’s buyout window that opens Saturday and runs through June 30. That they might not be able to do so throws a hitch into their offseason plans, but does not derail them.