If Gainey is serious about building a team here to win, the first 2 steps are signing both Markov and Souray to contract extensions…after that, I'd say get Bonk and Johnson on board if they'd be willing to sign for 1.9-2mil.
If the cap does go up to 48 mil, we'd most likely have somewhere in the range of 5-8 mil…which I would love to see Gainey put towards a top line forward (this is assuming we either put Samsonov on re-entry waivers or buy him out)]]>
That's why I think we should keep trusting Trevor Timmins…and why the Habs should have traded Souray for a solid prospect and yet another 1st round pick. That was the first step…next step would be to get rid of Samsonov, and possibly Kovalev eventually. I like Kovy, but no matter how good he can be, the Habs can't afford to spend that kind of money on a player who plays only in the last 10 games.]]>