Sunday, April 22, 2012

Who stays? Who goes?

Who Stays

Cory Schneider
Alex Edler
Kevin Bieksa
Chris Tanev
Dan Hamhuis
MA Gragnani
Henrik Sedin
Daniel Sedin
Alex Burrows
Ryan Kesler
Max Lapierre
Chris Higgins
Jannik Hansen
Zack Kassian
Manny Malhotra

Who Goes

Roberto Luongo
Andrew Alberts
Samme Pahlsson
Mason Raymond
Aaron Rome
Alain Vigneault, Bowness and Brown

Question Marks

David Booth - Can he be moved with that contract? Where does he fit on this team?
Andrew Ebbett - had his moments when he was in the lineup
Dale Weise - had a lot of haters because he's not a great fighter but he's a decent skater and occasionally hits people
Keith Ballard - Can he be moved with his contract? More importantly, with a coaching change, can he flourish? I think it's possible.
Byron Bitz - showed flashes but health is a major concern going forward with him.
Sami Salo - If he doesn't retire, I would love to see him back. Still a valuable player.


  1. I agree with most of this, except I would also say goodbye to Malhotra. I know he is good on faceoffs but that's about all he really has to offer. Since his eye injury he just isn't the same player. With a new coach I would also expect Ballard to play much better. Too bad we still don't have Hodgson. He would likely flourish under a new coach.

  2. He is still under contract for another year at 2.25. Very hard to move Malhotra, imo.

  3. At that price, probably so. Then pay him that salary in Chicago and get that money off the cap.