I ask that all of you indulge me in my off-season fantasy that I have been conjuring up for the past hour. Obviously this is pure fiction that I think will keep us in contention, but also help rebuild and restock at the same time for a big run by 2010.
June 10th 11:00 Press Conference:
Murray steps down as coach and hires Pat Burns.
Its in Ottawa, so Murray will want to make a splash. Vancouver may be looking to blow it up so I propose:
Spezza, Gerber ( see Mr. New Canucks GM, Gerber is actually a really good goalie and would have stolen two games for us in the playoffs if any of our players could score), and Alex Nikulin for Roberto Luongo.
Vermette and Ottawa 2nd round pick in 2008 to Chicago for their 11th pick OV, because they have so many young guys in there already, they need some veterans who can kill penalties and such, come on Mr Tallon, vemette will help you get into the playoffs.
Followed by: Praying Luke Schenn drops to # 11, barring that...
With the 11th pick OV the Ottawa Senators draft Tyler Myers from Kelowna a.k.a The Next Chara
With the 21st pick OV the Ottawa Senators draft Colte Tuebert from Regina a.k.a The Next Pronger with a lil less offensive potential
...and just like that our defense is set with some big, tough, rugged defensemen for the next 10 years!
Before July 1st...We have Luongo...see ya Razor Ray you've just been bought out!
July 1st 12:00am
Hey Brian Campbell, remember playing for the 67's? Remember how nice Ottawa is? How does a 5 year 7.0 million offer sound? No? 7.5 then.
July 1st 12:01 am
Christopher Kelly, we love ya! Welcome back with a 2.5 mil deal!
July 2nd 12:00 am
I know you had a tough year in Vancouver with injuries and the media breathing down your neck, so Mr Brendan Morrison how about you like to get a fresh start in Ottawa and play between Heatley and Alfredsson for the same money you were making last season? Sounds good? Cool!
July 2nd 12:00pm
So your wife loves Ottawa Mr Cory Stillman? You want to be close to Peterborough? Sign this 2.5 mil dollar contract then Mr Stillman....welcome aboard!
July 3rd 12:00 am
Shean Donovan, welcome back bud, with a little raise for playing so well in the playoffs, sign this 0.875 offer.
Kaspar Daugavins is a bull! You make the team!
Opening night roster:
After working out the cap money we would be at 52 million, 4 million below the projected 56 million cap as I heard it from Pierre LeBrun of Canadian Press.
-End fantasy- time to return to studying for exams