Where will they go?
There are going to be a lot of quality free agents this off-season, Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Mike Richter, Byron Dafoe, Bobby Holik, Robert Lang, Bill Guerin, Chris Chelios, Teemu Selanne, Tony Amonte, Ron Francis, and Theo Fleury. The question is where will they go? Well I’ll see if I can help you out.
First CuJo, the Leafs offered him 3yr/$28 million. The Red Wings apparently won’t offer a goalie more than $8 million/yr (what Hasek made). So, CuJo is probably out of the question there. Watch out for the Rangers (of course), Blues, and Flyers to make serious pushes for CuJo.
My Prediction – New York Rangers
If I’m right with that prediction then Mike Richter will probably sign with Leafs. He’s only seeking 3yr/$18 million so he’ll be much chaeper than CuJo. Detroit could also make a push.
My Prediction- Toronto Maple Leafs
Ed Belfour is going to be very interesting this off-season. If either of those top two goalies sign with Detroit, look for Belfour to go to other Toronto or New York. Also Belfour will be cheaper than either of those two so the Red Wings could make a run at Chris Chelios.
My Prediction- Detroit Red Wings
Byron Dafoe, My Predicition- St. Louis Blues
Chris Chelios, My Prediction- N.Y. Rangers
Bobby Holik, My Prediction- N.Y. Rangers
Darius Kasparaitis, My Prediction- N.Y. Isles
Tony Amonte, My Prediction- N.Y. Isles
Bill Guerin, My Prediction- Dallas Stars
Teemu Selanne, My Prediction- San Jose
Ron Francis, My Prediction- Carolina
Robert Lang, My Prediction- New Jersey
Theo Fleury, My Prediction- Florida Panthers
I hope this clears a few things up for you.
P.S. the only reason I think Fleury is going to the Panthers is because they’re the only team that will take a chance on him.