Monday, March 16, 2009
Top UFA Goalies Available This Summer
So far we've taken a look at all of the Top Forwards & Defensemen that will be available this summer as Unrestricted Free Agents.
Now we'll take a look at the top UFA Goaltenders that will be available come July 1st.
The amount of +'s or -'s next to each player indicates whether I think that the player's contract next season will be more or less than the current contract and by how much. If a player has one + or - next to his name then I think he's looking at a minor salary increase or decrease. Several +'s or -'s indicates that I think the player is looking at a significant increase/decrease. Also, I'm not taking into account that certain players will give a hometown discount, all salary expectations I'm indicating are if the player were to hit the open market. The list below is in the order of attention that I think that each player will be given, not necessarily in the order of best UFA available.
Tim Thomas - Boston - Salary 08/09 $1.1M, +++ [Re-Signed in Boston]
Nikolai Khabibulin - Chicago - Salary 08/09 $6.75M, -
Martin Biron- Flyers - Salary 08/09 $3.5M, about the same
Manny Fernandez - Boston - Salary 08/09 $4.75M, --
Scott Clemmensen - NJ - Salary 08/09 $500K, +++
Dwayne Roloson- Oilers - Salary 08/09 $3M, about the same or retiring
Craig Anderson - Florida - Salary 08/09 $575K, +++
Ty Conklin - Detroit - Salary 08/09 $750K, about the same
Martin Gerber - Toronto - Salary 08/09 $3.7M, --
Antero Niittymaki - Flyers - Salary 08/09 $1.38M, about the same
Andrew Raycroft - Colorado - Salary 08/09 $800K, about the same
Olaf Kolzig - Toronto - Salary 08/09 $1.5M, - or retiring
Steve Valiquette - NYR - Salary 08/09 $725K, about the same
Manny Legace - Blues - Salary 08/09 $2.5M, ---or retiring
Curtis Joseph - Toronto - Salary 08/09 $700K, same but would be VERY surprised if he doesn't retire
Full list of this summer's UFA Goalies