I honestly think Butler has the potential to put up 40-50 points, 20 goals. If that's the case, he's almost on pace with Benn. Might not need him for that hefty tag, especially with the cap going down next year and Zajac coming on UFA
We've got a LOT coming on UFA next year. Clarkson as well. Elias is also likely not going to make the same amount. There's plenty of cap space and more coming off to allow, even a big move, if we wanted. We attempted to sign Zach to absurd money. Benn is absolutely worth spending for. He's exactly what we could use and I truly believe that we wouldn't miss Zach that much once the chemistry came. This is exactly the type of guy you're not supposed to be able to get easily. Obviously, we're pretty much all pipe dreaming, but if his current contract situation allowed us to snatch up his rights, we do it.
Having both Benn and Butler (and Butler performs), hell yes. I'd say so long to Clarkson without much more than a "thanks, bye".
Edited by ghdi, 15 January 2013 - 08:07 PM.