RFAs Qualified

According to the Gazette, the following RFAs were qualified:
"...David Aebischer, Christopher Higgins, Mike Komisarek, Mike Ribeiro, Alexander Perezhogin and Michael Ryder, as well as minor-leaguers Andrew Archer, Jean-Philippe Cote, Yann Danis, Jonathan Ferland and Duncan Milroy."
If all of the roster players accept their QOs, the cap hit will be ~$7M. Fat chance of that, though. Ryder in particular will be seeking a raise.

Not Qualified (unqualified?): Olivier Michaud, Peter Vandermeer, Raitis Ivanans, Pierre Dagenais.


Saving me the work of correcting the numerous errors on my own table as well as keeping it up-to-date, David Johnson at hockeyanalysis.com has put together this chart of the Canadiens' cap commitments. Sweet!


Some guy at Sportsnet named Louis Jean says:
"...you could make an argument Bouillon had as much an impact on the team as did the French netminder last season."
Yeah, you could make a lot of silly arguments. After all, this is the Internet. I agree that Cube is underappreciated league-wide and that Gainey should get him signed, but let's try to keep a bit of perspective.

To keep the internal pay scale intact, Bouillon should be signable for slightly more than $1M over two or three years.


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