Toronto's 2nd best defenseman for the Thrashers 3rd pairing guy. I like it so far. Kubina makes $5 million which means less $ for a top six forward.
Thrashers 2009-2010 Defense
UPDATE: Colin Stuart heading to Toronto as part of the trade. I'm sorry to see Stuart depart. He brought speed and size to our checking line and was a solid PK guy. I was really hoping he would help improve our PK this coming season.
I know that a member of the Stuart family is a regular blog reader back in Minnesota so please pass along my best wishes. He should get a great opportunity to become a NHL regular heading into NHL camp this fall with Toronto.
A quick and dirty revision to the Thrashers salary chart, post-trade
|2nd Line||Kane||1.0 + bonus $
|1st Defense||Bogosian||1.0+ bonus $||Enstrom||3.8|
Projected team cap number: $42.0 million
Projected team budget $46 million
Projected money available: ~$4.0 million
Could they get Antropov to sign for $4.0-4.5 million?
Does this open the door for prospects like Lewis and Kulda to compete for th 7th D slot and LaValle and Macheck for the 13th forward position?