Kenny Holland announced that Tomas Tatar will be one of our 14 forwards up this season. So the plan is to roll with 14 forwards. We currently have 17.
Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson, Stephen Weiss, Justin Abdelkader, Dan Cleary, Joakim Andersson, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Jordin Tootoo, Corey Emmerton, Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller, Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson and Darren Helm.
I think we're about 2.5M over the cap right about now. First we'll look at the locks for the 14.
Which leaves the remaining:
Nyquist (can be sent to Grand Rapids) - .950
Tootoo - 1.9
Samuelsson - (NTC) 3M
Eaves - 1.2M
Emmerton - .533
Bertuzzi - (NMC) - 2.1M
Now I am unsure if they are counting Darren Helm who is going through injury problems.
I beg that Gustav Nyquist does not get sent down to the AHL. He's absolutely proven himself, and we're better with him than all of these forwards and many up top.
I wouldn't mind having 15 forwards like most years. Let's say we move Sammy and Emmerton, we're pretty much good. I think that would be a great off-season and a perfect case here for me. As much as I love Emmerton, he seems like the odd-man out. Helm, Bertuzzi, and many others have injury problems. We've got centres that we could call up like Riley Sheahan incase something happens.