It is going to be interesting to see what Calgary does with White in the offseason. I hope they can sign him for 3.5 or under, but they have to buyout/move out some contracts.
Trade Regher, Moss, pick/prospect to Florida for Horton
Resign Higgins, Nystrom, Mayers. If Nystrom can't be resigned replace with Malhotra or FA. Trade Langkow for anything if not buyout.
Bourque (3.33) Backlund (1.271) Iginla (7.0)
Hagman (3.00) Matthew Stajan (3.50) Horton (4.00)
Dawes (0.85) Nystrom (1.40) Kotalik (3.0)
Glencross (1.20) Mayers (1.00) Higgins (1.25)
Bouwmeester (6.68) White (3.500)
Sarich (3.60) Giordano (0.892)
Adam Pardy (0.70) Staios (2.7)
I wouldn't mind a bigger shake up to the line up I just don't see it happening. If Calgary could get a true number one center it would be great I just don't see it happening.]]>
And I agree, I wasn't crazy about the way Beauchemin played, I felt like he was trying to do too much a lot of the time, but when he's on his game he's just awesome. And obviously its not just me who thinks so as he was invited to the Olympic camp last fall and is playing for Canada at the current world championships. Clearly this guy is highly regarded. I don't think he's overpaid relative to what d-men are making out there.
Also Beauchemin is a lot bigger than White. If White earns more than $2-3 million it will be too much.]]>