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Not sure about Cole being resigned....Not at 4 million dollars, if he takes a significant pay cut then good. LaRose, Ruutu and Jokininen are almost must haves...

42 points and an even plus/minus in the regular season. I'll take someone like that on my team everyday and twice on sunday. He's still a top 6 forward. Maybe not worth 4 million, but I don't think he will be taking a significant pay cut.

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42 points and an even plus/minus in the regular season. I'll take someone like that on my team everyday and twice on sunday. He's still a top 6 forward. Maybe not worth 4 million, but I don't think he will be taking a significant pay cut.

I agree with you that he can be a top six forward, I like his speed and tenacity, and he willingnes to do he small things, i just dont know if he is worth 4 million, 1.5 to 2.5 million would be a good figure to sign him at.

We have some cap space, no figures on next years cap but we had 5 million this year so we can expect more....probaly 7.5 to 9 million

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I think Adrian Aucoin is set to be a UFA this offseason. He's in his mid 30's, but dude could bring experience, and he's a solid player. His +/- wasn't great at -8, but I still think he's worth looking into. High buying price.

And if the 27 year old Mike Cammalleri doesn't resign, I would jump the moon to get him on this team. Dude just has a nose for making plays. Passing and scoring. Also high purchasing price.

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The only way that Cole comes back is at a home team discount. He isnt going to get over 3 million from the Canes. We dont have alot of money to spend on FA, they are going to concentrate on keeping the guys they have in house already. Brind'amour hanging it up will give us a little extra cash space. LaRose isnt going anywhere and he might be the only UFA we keep, Rutuu and Jokinen are RFA and arent going to have the chance to go anywhere and I dont think they want to. As for bringing up the guys from the minors. I doubt your going to see Sutter up on the opening day roster, he still needs to put on more weight to fill out his frame. I have no doubt the Zach Boychuk will be on Staal's line come october. Look out for Dryson Bowman, Ive got a feeling he will be on the roster. Same goes for Mike Murphy, he will be the backup goalie next year. He just finished a great year in Bellview and should be the back up for Cam for the next 3-4 years. I really dont expect for them to make a run at any big names in free agency. Thats just not our style and that wont change this year. We always pick up cheap roll players and hope they can fill needs. Jeff Hamilton, Trevor Letowski, Dan Lacouture..... Ron Francis was the last big time free agent they signed. Ive got a feeling that Brind'amour is going to retire. I for one hope that he does. Staal is ready to wear the "C" and Roddy knows it. Staal, Cullen, Jokinen will fill out the center spot on the top 3 lines, not sure who will be on the 4th line. Training camp cant get here fast enough

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Litsening to Jim Rutherford on 99.9 the fan yesterday and he says there most improtant tasks are getting the Coach set and sign LaRose to a deal...then go from there on other players, draft and then FA....

I have to say I agree with him.....that is why he is the gm

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Well Brind'Amour isnt going to retire. I think thats a bad thing for our team.

Cole - Staal - Boychuk

Whitney - Cullen - Rutuu

LaRose - Jokinen - Samsonov

Eaves - Brind'Amour - Walker

This is what Im thinking the lines look like opening day 09. Lets just hope that they can get some guys locked up past next season. Ward, Cullen, Whitney..... all free agents.

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I think bridamour not retiring may be a good thing in the long run......Sutter can stay in the minors one more year and be an even better player when he comes up Full time....

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Well Brind'Amour isnt going to retire. I think thats a bad thing for our team.

Cole - Staal - Boychuk

Whitney - Cullen - Rutuu

LaRose - Jokinen - Samsonov

Eaves - Brind'Amour - Walker

This is what Im thinking the lines look like opening day 09. Lets just hope that they can get some guys locked up past next season. Ward, Cullen, Whitney..... all free agents.

I like that 3rd line,all 3 of them are overacheivers!I hope they sign Chad LaRose(Frodo)to a contract!

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I'm just not impressed w/E Cole,w/a tight salary cap,why should the Canes keep him?

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