Who's Left?

UPDATED 07/03
List courtesy of Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle
http://mirtle.blogspot.com/

Centres

Player Tm GP Pts 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08
est. price
4 Forsberg Nas 57 55 $5.750 $5 – 6.5 1st liner
8 Yashin NYI 58 50 $7.415 $2.5 – 4 2nd liner
10 Comrie Ott 65 45 $3.000 $2 – 3 2nd liner
12 Peca Tor 35 15 $2.500 $2 – 2.5 Check
16 Lindros Dal 49 26 $2.500 $1.5 – 2 Check
20 Belanger Atl 80 35 $1.300 $1.3 – 1.7 Check
21 Walz Min 62 24 $1.444 $1.3 – 1.6 Check
22 Vasicek Car 63 22 $1.150 $1 – 1.5 Check
23 York Phi 66 21 $2.850 $1 – 1.5 Check
24 Linden Van 80 25 $0.800 $0.8 – 1.1 Check
25 Stefan Dal 41 11 $0.900 $0.75 – 1 Check

Wingers

Player Tm GP Pts 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08
est. price
2 Selanne Ana 82 94 $6.000 $5 – 6 1st liner
5 S. Kozlov Atl 81 80 $2.337 $4 – 5.5 1st liner
7 Shanahan NYR 67 62 $4.000 $3.5 – 4.5 1st liner
9 Guerin SJ 77 56 $2.400 $3 – 4 2nd liner
16 M. Johnson Mon 80 31 $1.786 $1.5 – 1.7 Check
17 Fedotenko TB 80 32 $1.650 $1.4 – 1.8 Check
20 O’Neill Tor 74 42 $1.500 $1.2 – 1.6 Check
22 Gelinas Fla 82 44 $0.950 $1.2 – 1.5 Check
23 Amonte Cal 81 30 $1.850 $1 – 1.5 Check
24 Ekman Pit 34 15 $1.100 $1 – 1.5 Check
x Kolnik Fla 64 25 $0.950 $1 – 1.3 Check
27 Carter Car 64 28 $2.500 $0.9 – 1.2 Check
28 Bulis Van 79 23 $1.300 $0.8 – 1.1 Check
x Hall Min 72 17 $0.600 $0.7 – 1 Check
29 Friesen Cal 72 12 $1.600 $0.6 – 0.8 Check

Defencemen

Player TM GP Pts 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08 est. price
1 Souray Mon 81 64 $2.318 $5.5 – 7 1-2
6 Stuart
Cal 75 22 $2.150 $2.8 – 3.3

1-2
10 D. Markov Det 66 16 $2.500 $2 – 3 3-4
13 Sutton Atl 55 16 $1.900 $2 – 2.5 3-4
14 Miller LA 82 8 $2.470 $2 – 2.5 3-4
16 Numminen
Buf 79 29 $2.600 $1.8 – 2.2

3-4
17 Tjarnqvist Edm 37 15 $1.625 $1.5 – 2.2 3-4
19 Sopel Van 64 28 $2.400 $1.5 – 2 3-4
22 Vaananen Col 74 8 $0.998 $1.5 – 2 3-4
24 Tanabe Car 60 17 $0.900 $1 – 1.5 5-6
25 Lukowich
NJ 75 12 $1.000 $1 – 1.5

5-6
26 Vishnevski Nas 67 13 $1.550 $0.8 – 1.3 5-6
27 DiPenta Ana 76 8 $0.500 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
28 Pratt TB 81 8 $0.625 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
29 Berard Cmb 11 3 $2.250 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
30 Niinimaa Mon 41 3 $2.470 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
31 Ozolinsh NYR 21 3 $2.750 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
32 Heward LA 71 24 $0.675 $0.8 – 1 5-6
34 Melichar Pit 70 12 $0.725 $0.8 – 1 5-6
35 Brisebois Col 33 11 $2.250 $0.8 – 1 5-6
38 Muir Was 26 7 $0.600 $0.7 – 1 5-6
39 Klemm Dal 38 3 $0.950 $0.6 – 0.8 spare
40 Jackman Ana 31 12 $0.800 $0.5 – 0.8 spare
41 Richardson TB 27 3 $0.500 $0.5 – 0.6 spare
42 Hill NYI 81 25 $0.600 will retire

Goaltenders

Player Tm Record 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08 est. price
2 Hasek

Det 38-11-6 $1.850 $3.5 – 4.5



starter
3 Belfour Fla 27-17-10 $2.480 $1.7 – 2.2 starter
5 Joseph Phx 18-31-2 $2.900 $1.5 – 2.5 split
x Sanford


StL
8-12-5
$0.528
$1 – 1.4



split
x Auld Fla 7-13-5 $1.475 $1 – 1.4 split
6 Aebischer Mon 13-12-3 $1.900 $1 – 1.4 backup
7 Thibault

Pit 7-8-2 $1.500 $0.8 – 1.2



backup
8 Weekes

NYR 4-6-2 $1.950 $0.8 – 1



backup
9 Esche Phi 5-9-1 $1.000 $0.7 – 1.1 backup
10 Markkanen Edm 5-9-1 $0.850 $0.6 – 0.8 backup
11 Boucher Cmb 2-12-3 $0.475 $0.5 – 0.8 backup
12 McLennan Cal 3-5-1 $0.625 $0.5 – 0.7 backup
13 MacDonald Bos 3-7-2 $0.500 $0.5 – 0.6 backup
14 Aubin Tor 3-5-2 $0.525 $0.5 – 0.6 backup

7 Responses to Who's Left?

  1. Komic-J says:

    POSTED YESTERDAY BY KOMIC-J:

    NOTE: Well I was wrong about Zubrus, but my I pretty much had Garon and I had Bélanger dead on !!! Let's my average at the end of the free agency frenzy though…

    Peter Forsberg: First option would be retirement. He's pretty banged-up, and achieved a lot in the NHL already. If not, I had him going back to Colorado, but I'm not sure how much money they still have to spend. No matter where he signs, expect a contract with a low base salary, and a lot of performance bonuses.

    Alexei Yashin: I heard Montreal, I heard Washington…but unless he accepts a huge paycutt (around $2.0m), I don't think Yashin will play in the NHL this year. Some team in Russia will probably give him the money he's asking for though.

    Brendan Shanahan: Something tells me Shanahan had a lot to do with Drury and Gomez signing with New York, and I would be extremely surprise not to see him go back with the blueshirts next season for what should be his last contract. I see him signing for a year (maybe two) at a discount price; $2.5m.

    Teemu Selanne: I agree with BlueAndWhite on that one, it's the Ducks or retirement. I just don't see him signing with the Habs at this point. It'll be a bargain for the Ducks if he decides to come back for another season.

    Bill Guerin: I'm actually surprised he didn't sign another deal with the Blues yet. I thought for sure he would do just like Tkachuk did, and sign another deal in St.Louis. I still see him going there though.

    Dainius Zubrus: I like Dainius Zubrus a lot, and honestly, I would like to see him back in Montreal…I just don't see it happening. I heard Toronto as a possible destination, but I think Zubrus should sign a new deal in the Western Conference. It would be a nice change of scenery after Philadelphia, Montreal, Washington and Buffalo. I don't think he's gonna get the kind of money he wanted though…

    Slava Kozlov: Back to Atlanta, I'm almost sure. I don't see him going back to Detroit, eventhough he's been pretty succesful there.

    Mike Comrie: This one is an enigma. No doubt he's a skilled player, but comes with a bad rep. I didn't hear anything bad coming from Ottawa though, so maybe it won't be such a factor after all. Personally, I think Buffalo would be a nice place for him, especially if they lose Zubrus after Brière and Drury. He could be a nice fit in Chicago as well.

    Michael Peca: Not as effective as he once was, but can be a very good role player on any team. There was a time when I would've done anything to see him in Montreal…not so much anymore, but if the price is right, why not ? But since the Islanders are still millions under the cap, and lost a few key players, I think he'll go back to Long Island. He knows the city, and knows head coach Ted Nolan, although I'm not sure if he got involved in the whole Hasek-Nolan fight.

    Éric Bélanger: I included Bélanger in the list, because I would just love to see him sign in Montreal. It won't happen though. I think he'll go to Minnesota, where there a strong "french connection". And I think he'll have a great season there.

    Sheldon Souray: No doubt in my mind, his first choice is to go to San Jose. He wants to play in California, and I'm pretty sure he wouldn't mind playing with his old friend Craig Rivet. Now San Jose knows what ahead; they have a couple of players to sign next year, and I'm not sure they can afford Souray right now. They are looking to add a defenseman though to replace Hannan, but could be looking to add a less expensive one. Something tells me Souray will end-up there anyway, accepting maybe even less money as long as it's a long-term deal.

    Brad Stuart: I've heard the same thing about Stuart…he wants to go back in San Jose, and doesn't want to talk with anyone else. However, if Souray does find his way there, there's no room left for Stuart with the Sharks. If the rumors are true, I think Stuart didn't help himself by not taking any other calls. Anaheim was shopping for a defenseman, but they signed Schneider. Pittsburgh would've been a nice place for him, but they signed Sydor. Philly could be looking for a mobile defensemen eversince they traded Pitkanen, but I'm not sure how much money they have left to spend. Buffalo again would be a good fit in my opinion, but Darcy didn't open the vault yet. New Jersey is looking for defenseman, but Stuart may not be Lou's type. Honestly, I really don't have a clue. But if he signs for less money than Hamrlik (which I think will be the case) then I know I'll be pissed.

    Danny Markov: At this point, I don't think Detroit can afford to let this guy go. They lost Schneider already, Chelios is not getting any younger…and all the big names on defense are gone.

    Ossi Vaananen: I think this guy is severly underated. Could be a nice addition in Detroit if they can't re-sign Markov. If he's patient enough, and wait for the right offer, he could get a pretty good deal…otherwise, I think he'll be a steal for someone. Right now, I'd say either Philly or Buffalo.

    Mathieu Garon: God I wish we could get him back in Montreal, but we don't really need him. Unless we can unload Huet somewhere. Won't happen. If the Sens lose Emery, I wouldn't be surprise to see him land in Ottawa. If not, Edmonton, Pheonix and St.Louis could be tempted.

    Ed Belfour: A well deserved retirement…the Eagle can rest ! 

    Curtis Joseph: I don't know how Leafs fans feel about him now, but I would like to see him end his career in T.O. They would have to move Raycroft though. If not…then I'm affraid it's the end for CuJo.

  2. intelligentscorpio says:

    I wonder who would be the best fit for the Pens? Any ideas

  3. Komic-J says:

    Well, I'm not an expert…and I don't pretend to have any connections. But if I was Pittsburgh's owner, I would go after Vaananen right now. Like I said, I think he'l be a steal and you guys could use someone like him on defense. With him and Sydor, and Whitney signed to a new deal, I think you would be set the be serious contenders.

  4. MR40 says:

    I'm almost certain Auld isn't a UFA.

  5. lukeleim says:

    contract wasn't extended

  6. Williams1505 says:

    him or Vishnevski………but i still think we should pick up another winger…mabye a 2nd or 3rd liner…..cuase we know sykora is probalby gonna be playing  with crosby be so…..

  7. Komic-J says:

    The only "good fit" I could see in Pittsburgh in terms of wingers would be Bill Guérin, and I don't think you guys have that kind of money available. Recchi, Roberts, Malone and Sykora on your first two line I think, at least to start the season with.

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