Stafford might seem like a success considering he’s still “the guy” in Detroit.

Cap space. This is not something the Coyotes have to worry about. According to the cap-space facing them next year is over $26 million. The major players they have to re-sign under that space? Anthony Duclair, Alex Burmistrov, Teemu Pulkkinen. Players like Zbynek Michalek, Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata come in that group too, but two of those may be done with the Yotes and the 3rd is likely to be relatively cheap. Let’s just say here – the Coyotes are in a hell of a strong position. The Canadiens, meanwhile, sit with $22 million and Price signed for another year…but the trouble is, they have bigger fish to re-sign. Expensive fish. Fish like Alex Radulov ($5.75 million) and Andrei Markov (even with a substantial wage cut). Or even more pressingly still…Alex Galchenyuk (we’ll get more to him later, by the way).

Let’s get this first one out of the way, right out of the box, and in a way that couldn’t possibly be any clearer.

OEL is not on the table in these trade talks. Nor is Max Domi. Nor Clayton Keller. No. Nope. Non. Nyet. Forget it.
Second… This trade has to be realistic. We’re not looking to utterly fleece the Habs here (although frankly, it can be done, as Andrew Shaw’s agent has proved). No “NHL ’17 on easy” shenanigans here.

Stafford might seem like a success considering he’s still “the guy” in Detroit. But examination of how his career started makes one wonder how that’s the case. Injuries allowed Raiders Cheap Jerseys Stafford to start and play just 13 games in his first two seasons. He did inherit a horrendous 0-16 team, but the Lions won just two games the next season (by a combined six points). Lots of yards don’t outweigh lots of interceptions, losses and disappointment for this slinger.

Sanchez and Kellen Clemens had an open camp competition for the Jets’ starting job. The rookie, who had just been given a $50 million contract, got the nod for Week 1 and the season.

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