Hey Isle fellow isle fans its jERSEY JOE iSLANDER.
Just a quick opinion... if we were going to spend 10m on Koliy. I think it would be wise for the isles go go thisw route and create a more winning opportunity for this organization. For $10 mil they should do what it takes to sign the following: RW - Maxim Afinogenov , OFFER him $2,2500,000 – 3 YRS = $0.75M/YR
LW/RW – Alexander Frolov , OFFER him $12,000,000 – 4 YRS = $3M/YR
RW - Lee Stempniak , OFFER him $12,000,000 – 4 YRS = $3M/YR
Finish it off with LW - Alexei Ponikarovsky , OFFER $6,000,000 – 3 YRS = $2M/YR.
Right there is under 10 mil and you can give or take a little. This will help create a power 2nd or 3rd Russian line and will also help any translations issues the new boys might have. Signing them will 3 or 4 yrs will set the tone for the younger guys who just beginning to shine. Lets not lose any of these guys, at least sign one them. Just a thought want the see the isles do more this year. LAst year was an improvment, this we need to kick some ass. Let me know, I might be full it..