As RFAs, Condra, Butler, Smith or Greening could be stolen away for nothing by any team offering them a one-way contract of less than $994,433 per year, or for a third round pick if the price is $995K to $1.5 million. So having the luxury of being able to send them back and forth to Bingo will not be there anymore.
Do we have room for all of them? Assuming that at the draft we''re still looking for a 2nd line Centre and LW and Butler stays on the top line, we are loaded with 3rd and 4th liners if we sign everyone. I count nine players for six spots: Regin, Foligno, Smith, Greening, Condra, Winchester, Neil, O'Brien, Shannon, and maybe Silfverberg.
Some decisions will have to be made here. I still say I'd love to see Karlsson try some top six forward. Imagine him and Spezza together. That would be fun to watch.