Originally Posted by pts9889
You're right. I forgot that Olesz is due in 2013-2014 too.
Player 1- Olesz
Player 2- Montador
Somebody said Hossa. No way they pay him that much money not to play. Besides, Hossa's contract drops to 1 M in 2017-2018 when he is is 38 so he'll probably just retire.
I'm the one thatv said Hossa. The Blackhawks need cap space. A chance to save $5,275,000 in cap space each year for the next eight years. He'll actually be 41 at the time his contract is up, so if Hossa does play the whole time, that's a good chunk of change for a guy who injured often.
The Hawks have $57 million committed already for the 2013-14 season (that doesn't include Olesz), in 10 forwards, six defencemen and one goalie. And they will have to re-sign Leddy, and Rozsival if they choose to keep him.
I also never believe in the whole "He's making $1 million, so he'll retire" thing. A bunch of guys have made less money at the end of their deals but still play (Alfie being the most recent example). So until he retires, I wouldn't count on it.