Lou looking to cut payroll more - Who do we wave goodbye to?

Unthinkable
10-23-2003, 09:23 AM
http://tinylink.com/?T6zvdrL6Ou

Devils odds and ends

Thursday, October 23, 2003

By TOM GULITTI
STAFF WRITER


Devils' payroll down

Devils' general manager Lou Lamoriello kept his vow to reduce payroll, but he still isn't satisfied. According to the latest issue of The Hockey News, the Devils' payroll is down more than $4 million from last season - from $52.37 million to $48.02 million - dropping the club from eighth in the league to 10th.

Most of the decrease came from not re-signing Joe Nieuwendyk ($5 million last season) and Oleg Tverdovsky ($3.6 million).

Last season, Lamoriello disputed The Hockey News' figures, saying the team's payroll was roughly $50 million. He said he hasn't yet determined this season's payroll.

"I'm not sure what it is, but it is less [than last season]," he said. "I still think our payroll is too high."
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Unthinkable
10-23-2003, 09:25 AM
Brodeur, Stevens, and Niedermayer are obviously safe. This is probably bad news for Patrik Elias though. Hope we don't lose Rafalski.

John Flyers Fan
10-23-2003, 09:35 AM
Brodeur, Stevens, and Niedermayer are obviously safe. This is probably bad news for Patrik Elias though. Hope we don't lose Rafalski.


Isn't Niedermayer's contract up at the end of the year ??? If so I'm sure he'll be looking for a nice raise.

Unthinkable
10-23-2003, 09:35 AM
http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/article3720.html

2003-2004 Opening Night Roster Payroll With Preceding Season:
Rk. (02-03) Team 02-03 03-04
1. (2) Detroit $68.0M $77.8M
2. (1) NY Rangers $69.2M $77.0M
3. (4) Dallas $61.7M $67.6M
4. (6) Philadelphia $56.0M $65.1M
5. (7) Toronto $54.3M $61.8M
6. (3) St. Louis $63.1M $61.2M
7. (5) Colorado $60.1M $60.9M
8. (17) Anaheim $39.0M $54.4M
9. (9) Washington $50.7M $51.1M
10. (8) New Jersey $52.4M $48.1M
11. (14) Los Angeles $43.3M $46.1M
12. (18) Boston $37.3M $45.8M
13. (15) NY Islanders $41.7M $43.8M
14. (10) Montreal $48.6M $42.7M
15. (25) Ottawa $30.3M $39.6M
16. (21) Vancouver $31.8M $38.7M
17. (16) Carolina $39.2M $37.8M
18. (13) Phoenix $44.3M $37.8M
19. (19) Calgary $33.3M $35.2M
20. (11) San Jose $47.8M $34.8M
21. (26) Tampa Bay $28.9M $33.5M
22. (23) Buffalo $31.1M $33.0M
23. (27) Columbus $28.2M $32.1M
24. (12) Chicago $44.5M $31.6M
25. (24) Edmonton $30.9M $30.8M
26. (28) Atlanta $26.0M $27.2M
27. (22) Pittsburgh $31.2M $26.6M
28. (20) Florida $32.7M $26.4M
29. (30) Minnesota $20.5M $24.9M
30. (29) Nashville $25.2M $23.2M

Each Teamís Payroll For Past 5 Seasons (Including This Year):
New Jersey
03-04 $48.1M
02-03 $52.4M
01-02 $40.1M
00-01 $35.6M
99-00 $31.3M

Teamís Player Salaries:
10. New Jersey Salary:
Stevens $6 916 747
Brodeur $6 891 103
Elias $4 722 249
Niedermayer $4 000 000
Friesen $3 000 000
Rafalski $3 000 000
White $2 250 000
Langenbrunner $2 077 799
Madden $2 000 000
Marshall $1 600 000
Brylin $1 550 000
Larionov $1 500 000
Stevenson $1 350 000
Gomez $1 000 000
Martin $1 000 000
Hale $950 000
Pandolfo $800 000
Berglund $725 000
Gionta $650 000
Rasmussen $600 000
Schwab $550 000
Brown $500 000
Rupp $450 000

John Flyers Fan
10-23-2003, 09:38 AM
http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/article3720.html

2003-2004 Opening Night Roster Payroll With Preceding Season:

4. (6) Philadelphia $56.0M $65.1M


Flyers are trying to get back down to approx. $55-56 million.

Brodeur
10-23-2003, 09:39 AM
Elias would look like the immediate candidate if it's purely salary concerns.

If Stevens retires after the season, that's 7 mil off the books. Larionov and Marshall would be another 3 mil combined gone.

MattNJD
10-23-2003, 09:40 AM
Does anyone know if Martin and Hale are on one-way contracts? Meaning, do they get an NHL salary ($1M & $950K) even if they are in Albany. Becuase if they are on two-ways than get them in Albany to free up $2 million. They belong in Albany anyway!

John Flyers Fan
10-23-2003, 09:43 AM
Does anyone know if Martin and Hale are on one-way contracts? Meaning, do they get an NHL salary ($1M & $950K) even if they are in Albany. Becuase if they are on two-ways than get them in Albany to free up $2 million. They belong in Albany anyway!

All entry level contracts are two-way deals. They would not get their NHL salary while playing in Albany.

Tao Jones
10-23-2003, 09:47 AM
Does anyone know if Martin and Hale are on one-way contracts? Meaning, do they get an NHL salary ($1M & $950K) even if they are in Albany. Becuase if they are on two-ways than get them in Albany to free up $2 million. They belong in Albany anyway!

How much of that was in their signing bonuses?

Tao Jones
10-23-2003, 09:48 AM
Isn't Niedermayer's contract up at the end of the year ??? If so I'm sure he'll be looking for a nice raise.

Madden's is up as well.

ratsgirl
10-23-2003, 09:52 AM
Does anyone know if Martin and Hale are on one-way contracts? Meaning, do they get an NHL salary ($1M & $950K) even if they are in Albany. Becuase if they are on two-ways than get them in Albany to free up $2 million. They belong in Albany anyway!

The CBA specifies that all rookie contracts are two-way.

"Martin signed a two-year contract that is worth $550,000 if he makes the Devils or $75,000 per season if he plays in the minors with their Albany, N.Y., farm team. He will also receive an $800,000 signing bonus, the largest the Devils have ever offered one of their draft choices."

http://www.erstarnews.com/2003/August/12martin.html

Tao Jones
10-23-2003, 10:10 AM
Elias would look like the immediate candidate if it's purely salary concerns.

If Stevens retires after the season, that's 7 mil off the books. Larionov and Marshall would be another 3 mil combined gone.

I would rather lose Stevenson before Marshall at RW.

sveiglar
10-23-2003, 10:25 AM
If Stevens retires after the season, that's 7 mil off the books. Larionov and Marshall would be another 3 mil combined gone.

Exactly. Let it happen naturally. $8.5M comes open with Stevens and Igor retiring, without even considering UFA departures.

dennisjs
10-23-2003, 10:32 AM
Exactly. Let it happen naturally. $8.5M comes open with Stevens and Igor retiring, without even considering UFA departures.

This team will suck so bad without Stevens. Pay him another 6 or 7 mil.

King of Stankonia
10-24-2003, 11:32 PM
Elias would look like the immediate candidate if it's purely salary concerns.


On behalf of the rest of the fans in the NHL, we thank you. What kind of offensive menace would Elias be in, well any other city? I can't wait . . . :D

ZadorovNJD*
10-25-2003, 12:28 AM
I don't see Elias or Gomez leaving, unless Lou is desperate to undload salary or gets fed up with Gomez. Friesen would be a prime candidate at $3M unless he can produce consistently.