Gill – $2.05 mill.- I dont dislike him, but he could be replaced for cheap with a Wozniewski, Harrison, or Kronwall.
O'neill – $1.5 mill.- not a bad player when he's not invisible, but could be replaced cheap.
Antropov – $1 mill. – I've defended this guy for a long time, but I also agree after yet another injury that maybe its time to go.
Belak $675,000 – he's useless
Aubin $525,000 – As far as i'm concerned he's played himself out of the job this year.
Trade these 5 for draft picks, prospects, or pucks. Get whatever you can for them but really they're salary dumps. After Peca's injury a decision will have to be made on him in the offseason. Lets assume he's okay. With the expected cap increase to $45 mill., Toronto will have $11.5 mill. to spend in the offseason.
With the defense set for the next 4-5 years, that leaves some money to bid on a couple decent forwards in the offseason. I'd like to see some Toronto type forwards like Doan or that kind of player. Toronto needs to bring a little more toughness to the table.
Also resign any players from our current roster that I did not mention (Tucker, Sundin).]]>