What will happen with Michalek?

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  1. JSSSTP

    JSSSTP Registered User

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    This is probably a little premature, but I'm just really curious as to what other Sens fans are thinking. He's a 30ish goal scorer when healthy, but can he stay healthy? Will he get resigned (more or less $$), traded, hit free agency?
    Again, just curious as to what the rest of you think, cause I'm really not sure. Thanks!
     
  2. Super Cake

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    He will get sent to his new home by the end of the season:
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  3. Day Man

    Day Man Fighter of the night man, master of the sun

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    I really want to resign him,
    We will basically be looking for another top line winger again if he leaves.
     
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    Considering our budget, I really think it's extremely unlikely Michalek returns to Ottawa next year. Our dollars are a precious commodity, and we can't afford to be giving out risky contracts. If Michalek is willing to sign a short term, 1-2 year contract to prove he can be a healthy and productive player, than yes I can see him staying. If I'm Milan however, I'd be very wary about my career perhaps being over sooner rather than later, and I might be looking to cash in one last time.
     
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    Let him walk and sign Matt Moulson.
     
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    I say let him walk and use the money to extend both spezza and ryan.
     
  7. Benjamin

    Benjamin Differently Financed

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    Trade him at the deadline, even if we're in a playoff spot. Not like he shows up for the playoffs anyways.
     
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    resign him for >4m
     
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    trade him, trade him now.
    maybe phx is interested, could give us that 2nd pairing Dman we're missing.
     
  10. danielpalfredsson

    danielpalfredsson is too old for sens drama

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    Look at what Ottawa shelled out for Bobby Ryan under the guise of getting a 30+ goal scorer. Aside from it being out of Bryan Murray's control as a result of a budget, is he really going to let Michalek walk?

    If possible, Ottawa will sign Michalek before he tests the market. If Michalek puts up 30+ this year, somebody is going to be willing to pay him very attractive money on the open market.

    Anderson will be traded on draft day, or in the off season, freeing up enough for Lehner's "bridge" deal, and a back up goalie.

    Even if Ottawa pays Michalek slightly more, and gives larger contracts to Conacher and Gryba, the salary cap going up (supposedly tied to league revenue) will make it that next year's salary is almost equally as close to the minimum salary cap as this year.

    Otherwise, the Sens have Phillips, who given his age and role, I would assume would not be getting much bigger deal. They also have a few less than significant guys.

    It's the year after that is going to be tough if they have a hashtaginternalbudget.

    The biggest victory won't be whether they re-sign Michalek or not. It will be whether or not they can sign him to the right terms in order to make him a movable asset two or so years down the road if they need the cap space.
     
  11. MainDotC

    MainDotC Depth Defenceman

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    Sure he's given us 4 years of playing with his heart on his sleeve every night, dealing with unending criticism as he was expected to fill Heatley's 50G shoes, and playing with a broken knee. "Thank you for your faithful service and don't let the doorknob hit you in the ass on the way out."
     
  12. John Holmes*

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    How about straight up for Heatley at the deadline :)
     
  13. BK201

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    He'll have an easy drive from carp road to the rink :sarcasm:
     
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    Don't cry for Michalek - with the cap going up next year someone will overpay him with too much term. Not a chance his agent is willing to take a short term, below market deal from us. He'll test free agency. At the same time, though, if this team is contending after the Olympic break and he is contributing, I don't want to see him traded for a second rounder and a bag of pucks. Keep him for the playoff run...
     
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    He likes it in Ottawa and has a lot of close friends on the team. (I think Karlsson was either his best man, or at least was in the wedding party)

    I expect him to re-sign for less money unless he has a massive year. (which at this point doesn't look likely, but who knows.)
     
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    Hey, Dany Heatley finally scored his 1st of the season last night... An empty netter at that, still can't believe we avoided that train wreck. Imagine the team today if he was still playing here and eating up 7.5 M of our cap!

    Dodged a bullet on that one.

    As far as Michalek goes, I say the Sens add a replacement at the deadline and let Milan walk in the summer. His knee is too risky long term but it would be nice to load up for the playoff drive.
     
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    Unless he's ready to take a solid pay cut and a short term I hope we let him walk. Nothing against him, but he's just too injury prone to hand a large contract too. I don't trust that knee.
     
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    Unless he turns his play around I'd like to see him traded rather than see him walk.
     
  19. NyQuil

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    Yeah, that ship has sailed.
     
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    If we are a playoff team he will walk in the summer or he will have his rights traded ala Gonchar.

    Too valuable to lose for this season but too often injured to commit to long term, especially for a budget team.
     
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    I'd like to see more than 10 games before making rash decisions, then again Milan hasn't had a very good start.

    Doubt he is resigned and position is filled with a good young player.
     
  22. Lenny the Lynx

    Lenny the Lynx "So lets talk hockey here..." - Boro

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    He's one of four forwards we have that have ever had a 50+ point season, and only one of three that have topped 30 goals. He's not the prettiest player but he gets the job done. People want to replace him with a young player - we don't have anyone that is capable of replacing his production, at least not yet.

    He's also fairly cheap for what he produces, 4.3 is really not that bad. And with his injury trouble he's unlikely to get a huge deal from someone. I have no idea what will happen with him but its weird how little respect he gets and how people want to just dump him for whatever we can get. Even this season he hasn't been amazing but has 5 pts in 9 games.
     
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    He's a good player, but he'll likely get more in the open market than Ottawa can afford.

    If we're heading to the playoffs, I don't see him being traded. He fills a role as important as any on our team. If we're outside by a large margin, he will be traded, no question.

    I'd like to see him re-signed if he's willing to take a discount, but if it's outside our budget I don't see a solution other than losing him for nothing and hoping he can take us deep in the playoffs.
     
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    Michalek for Michalek?
     
  25. Vesa Awesaka

    Vesa Awesaka #KeepTheSenate

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    He's too risky. Guy has bad knees but relies on speed and strength. At 4 mil he might be worth the risk but if he wants anything close to the 6 mil hes making this year we should let him walk and sign another UFA winger.

    His ability to over power defencemen with his strength and speed 1 on 1 was what made him great but so far i havent seen any of that this season. It could be because spezza is shooting more though.
     

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