Winnipeg has many key players RFA's, and alot of them really need to be resigned. Here's a list of the current RFA's who I feel need resigned:
Andrew Ladd - He's the captain, and will be a main offensive player for Winnipeg next season. I've had a chance to see him play many times, including last season in 'Atlanta'. He needs to be resigned. He's the leader of this team on and off the ice. He does so much in each side of the ice.
4 years, 3.5 to 4M per year. I'd prefer it to be closer to 3.5.
Blake Wheeler - He was awesome after the trade, putting up 17 points in 23 games. I knew he'd thrive year with the extra minutes and being a big part of the offense. He adds to the fast powerforwards in Win.
1 year, 2.3M?
Anthony Stewart - Had a chance to watch him in the Juniors many years ago, and thought he'd be a 25 goal scorer in this league. He looks like a late bloomer for sure. He needs to be resigned, and get more ice time here.
2 years, 3.6 total?
Zach Bogosian - Needs to be resigned, big part of the future. He'll probably get a deal based on potential. I'd like to see him get even more ice time this year, and to play with Oduya for most of the year as Buff kinda sucks without Enstrom.
2 years, 5M?
Ondrej Pavelec - Most important RFA IMO. He was HUGE last season, and I truly believe he is a franchise goalie. I'm betting on him finishing in the top ten statistics in numerous columns. Would like to see Chris Mason back too, backing him up for another season.
Ondrej Pavelec - 3 years, 3.7M per year
Chris Mason - 1 year, 1.5M per year