Devils free agents
Here is a list of our free agents after this season is over, and what their cap hit was.
Zach Parise, $6,200,000, UFA.
Martin Brodeur, $5,200,000, UFA.
Bryce Salvador, $2,900,000, UFA.
Alexei Ponikarovski, $1,500,000, UFA.
Johan Hedberg, $1,250,000, UFA.
Timo Pielmeier, $766,666, RFA.
Ryan Carter, $750,000, UFA.
Matt Corrente, $660,000, RFA.
Petr Sykora, $650,000, UFA.
Vladimir Zharkov, $577,500, RFA.
Matthew Taormina, $550,000, RFA.
Peter Harrold, $550,000, UFA.
Mark Fayne, $542,500, RFA.
Kory Nagy, $528,333, RFA.
Brad Mills, $525,000, UFA.
Jay Leach, $525,000, UFA.
Tim Sestito, $525,000, UFA.
Cam Janssen, $525,000, UFA.
Steve Bernier, $525,000, UFA.
Stephen Gionta, $512,500, UFA.
We also have $22,045,833 in cap space to work with this off season. That is more than enough to re-sign Parise and some of our free agents. And also to pick up some of the free agents that are around the league.
I'm thinking something along the lines of this.
Parise $7,000,000. That will make him the highest paid on our team.
Brodeur $4,000,000. On a 1 year contract.
Salvador $3,000,000. One of our top D men.
Ponikarovski $1,700,000. He definitely stepped his game up and played to his ability after the trade.
Ryan Carter $750,000. Good Center man and let's face it we can't lose all our tough guys.
Sykora $1,200,000. He's earned it, good season.
And take the left over $4,300,000. And pick up a D man and a back up goalie.
Should give Hedberg a 1 year also.
I'd love Hedberg to play another year for us. But Hedberg will be 40 next year. I highly doubt we keep two 40 year goalies on our team. They'll probably look at bringing Jeff Frazee up. Or if they feel Brodeur has 2 more seasons left in him the best bet would be to sign a young back up goalie to a 1 year deal, giving Frazee an extra year in the minors to learn. Then bring him up the following year to be Marty's understudy and future successor.
Originally Posted by Thumper 88
Either way it should be interesting to see what Lou decides to do. I just wish Keith Kinkaid was more polished. Personally I think he's the best goal tender we have in our system.
I hope ownership allows us to keep Zach and others
welcome to the forums TMChris. Yes, I think they will be able to sign Parise and Brodeur. Would love to see Hedberg back but yes, Frazee would be a good test. Need to start him sometime. It will be interesting.
Parise is an absolute must, you simply can't allow this guy to walk away via free agency.
Everything after Zach is just icing on the cake in my eyes.
could not agree more but I would hope they also sign Salvador, Fayne, Ponikarovsky, and timo Pielmeier(maybe future G)
and depending on how Marty finishes out the season, then Marty too.
You guys think we'll re sign hedberg or bring up which ever goalie the team feels will replace Brodeur to back him up for a year (maybe Wedgewood, or Kinkaid)?
Hopefully we give hedberg another 1 year contract
I like Hedberg, but I doubt we give him a 1 year contract. I don't see them carrying two 40 year old goaltenders. Marty said he wants to come back, so we'll sign him to the 1 year contract. I don't see Marty playing after next season, so it'll be now or never to groom Marty's replacement.
Originally Posted by Thumper 88