I would definitely take Callahan or Stasny if the price is right. Callahan is a great all-around guy and can be consistent. Other forwards that should be on the Devils radar, Moulson(if he comes cheap), Radim Vrbata, Nikolai Kulemin, and Steve Downie.
Stasny is already being paid 6.6 mil in cap hit per year and I can't see him being paid much more than that. On top of that, I'd be willing to bet that Colorado wants to keep him around, even with MacKinnon, O'Reilly (C?), and Duchene up the middle. That's a huge question, does Stasny warrant more than 6.6/year? I'm not so sure. You also have to remember that there aren't many players coming off the books, just Jagr and CBGB. We'd have to move Ryder or Brunner during the summer and that will be hard. Of the two, I think you have to keep Brunner for his speed. You also have to remember that Jagr will possibly come back next year, but I've heard rumors that if we miss the playoffs, he will consider elsewhere, which is totally possible.
Moulson is going to get paid much more than what he is currently, so I don't really see him in NJ.
Vrbata and Kulemin will come fairly cheap and you can play them anywhere in the lineup.
Downie because he is the definition of a bottom 6 guy, throw him on our 4th line with hopefully a re-signed Carter, and the left wing slot should goto a Mike Sislo or someone like him.
We really can only bring in maybe ONE UFA forward unless we drop Ryder or Brunner for picks which I think is likely.
If we bring in no help from the outside, that would be okay with me because you have players in the AHL who should get a chance at the bottom 6 of the NJ lineup, Mike Sislo, Kelly Zajac, Joe Whitney. Hopefully Josefson will eventually stick as the 3rd line center.
Edited by RizzMB30, 31 March 2014 - 08:51 AM.