There's no reason as to why Hasek can't do it all again, well, except for the injury bug. That'll just downright be the end of him, really. If Hasek remains healthy, the Red Wings will continue to win, no matter who's in net. A pretty healthy choice would be to take Hasek in your pool team, but beware of the injury situation.
Now that Hasek is signed up, the gist of the Red Wings line-up has been assembled. Let's see how they've managed to look thus far into the off-season:
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Tomas Holmstrom|
|Mikael Samuelsson||Daniel Cleary||Johan Franzen|
|Jiri Hudler||Kris Draper||Kirk Maltby|
|Valtteri Filppula||Igor Grigorenko||Tomas Kopecky|
|Nicklas Lidstrom||Brian Rafalski|
|Niklas Kronvall||Brett Lebda|
|Chris Chelios||Andreas Lilja|
This line-up, without salary numbers for Hudler and Grigorenko, sits at just over $40 million, which leaves, let's say, about $9 million less budgeted spending for the trade deadline. Still plenty of cash to pick up a number three defenseman or another top six forward. There is still time to make these decisions, but if the youth movement continues to work, then a guy like Grigorenko or Kopecky could slot in quite nicely.
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