Offseason Diagnosis: Update 1!

As promised, I said I'd update the standing for this little game (see here if you missed it).  I'll include how my guesses are doing.  If I goof something up with your stats, let me know and I'll fix it.

It's not too late to jump in if you didn't make any guesses yet!  Even though you've missed points for all signings/trades that have occured, most of us that DID make guesses aren't very far ahead.

Finally, I think I've decided on the prize we're all competing for:  a ticket to an Avs game, hopefully one to the rumored MHH game we'll all be attending.  Obviously it won't be a great one because I'm not that rich, or more likely one of the KYGO puck pass tickets (which is what we should do for our MHH meet), which are a great bargain and great seats if you've never tried it. If you can't make it to a game for whatever reason, I'll come up with something else.


Joe: 4
thedoctor: 2
Dario: 2
Tommelot: 1
Americanario: 1
DD: 1

Looks like Joe's got us all by the short hairs so far, with his correct Richardson and Liles guesses. Kudos to Dario for being the only person to correctly call the Foote would take a cut to return.

(My guesses in parens still, italics for wrong, bold for correct.  If a question depends on another response, obviously the dependent guess is null and void for the competition.  On numerical responses, it's the closest.  Each right/closest answer gets a point.  Ties all get a point.)


Joe Sakic's return:  (yes)
Joe Sakic's cap number:  ($5m)

John-Michael Liles' return:  (no)
John-Michael Liles' eventual team [if he moves]:  (Carolina)
John-Michael Liles' cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (4.5m)

Andrew Brunette's return:  (no)
Andrew Brunette's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (2.5m)

Jose Theodore's return:  (yes)
Jose Theodore's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (4m)
Length of contract: (3 years)

Adam Foote's return:  (yes)
Adam Foote's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (4m)

Peter Forsberg's return:  (yes)
Peter Forsberg's cap number [this means prorated]: (2m)
Peter Forsberg's return date: (Feb. 1)

Jeff Finger's return:  (yes)
Jeff Finger's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (1.5m)

Kurt Sauer's return:  (yes)
Kurt Sauer's cap number [wherever he ends up]:  (1.5m)

Scott Parker's return:  (no)

Tyler Arnason's return:  (yes. :( )


Wojtek Wolski's cap number:  (2.5m)
Length of contract: (3 years)

Marek Svatos' cap number:  (2m)
Length of contract: (1 year)

Will they make the team on opening day? [Scratches count]

TJ Hensick:  (yes)
David Jones:  (yes)
Brad Richardson:  (yes)
Kyle Cumiskey:  (no)
Cody McCormick:  (yes)
Cody McLeod:  (yes)
Johnny Boychuk:  (no)
Chris Stewart:  (no)
Nigel Williams:  (no)
Tyler Weiman:  (no)

Position Battles on opening day

Third Line Center: (Tyler Arnason *sigh*)
Starting Goaltender: (Jose Theodore)


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