BREAKING NEWS: The Blues have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Derek Roy pending a physical. #stlblues
Per Eric Macramalla we'd be interested in Derek Roy ?
Source: Anaheim, St. Louis and New Jersey all interested in Derek Roy #DerekRoy
that its legit or not, still fun to debate the what if of that possibility. Off season... you know...
Obviously Lou would have to get rid of one of our expensive D-man and not sure what we'd do with our centers situation. I would even move Tallinder knowing how our Dcorp can do a good job in committee and how we need more scoring.
I know Roy played wing a liiiittle un buffalo with Drury as a center and played a little on the wing last season in Vancouver but was struggling a little. He's really a center.
Now were talking fantasy where somehow we could trade Volchenkov to a team for a 5th round pick if we have to. and sign Roy / or even Grabovski if he'd be willing to take 4/4.5m (i feel he has a huge fire under his ass and he want to prove the Leafs/league that they made a mistake.
Also took in consideration that were re-signing JJ around 1m and Henrique around 1.5m
Patrik Elias ($5.500m) / Travis Zajac ($5.750m) / Ilya Kovalchuk ($6.667m)
Ryane Clowe ($4.850m) / Derek Roy ($4.000m) / Michael Ryder ($3.500m)
Adam Henrique ($1.500m) / Andrei Loktionov ($0.725m) / Dainius Zubrus ($3.100m)
Ryan Carter ($0.775m) / Jacob Josefson ($1.000m) / Steve Bernier ($0.775m)
Rostislav Olesz ($1.000m) / Stephen Gionta ($0.563m) / Krystofer Barch ($0.750m)
Mattias Tedenby ($0.600m)
Bryce Salvador ($3.167m) / Henrik Tallinder ($3.375m)
Adam Larsson ($0.925m) / Andy Greene ($3.000m)
Mark Fayne ($1.300m) / Peter Harrold ($0.800m)
Martin Brodeur ($4.500m)
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Buyout: Trent Hunter ($0.667m)
Buyout: Eric Boulton ($0.250m)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,037,500; BONUSES: $300,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $1,562,500
then there's a 7th dman spot up fo grab for one of Merril / Gelinas / Urbom
So if Lou could somehow pull this off or something very similar. Mannnnn we'd be set for big season and i wouldnt say one single bad thing about him for a whole year. Plus its not THAT out of reach either i believe. How i wish we would have simply bought out.
Thoughts? Who would you prefer between Roy or Grabovski at equal salary ? and do you think (if true) that we're interested in him could be an indication that things are not looking good for Henrique or JJ ? i can't see JJ being a problem really he hasnt really done much but i could see Henrique giving Lou some little trouble... Zach was his mentor after all..
Edited by SterioDesign, 06 July 2013 - 04:51 PM.