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10-17-2008, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by aegwillnotwinthecup View Post
So that's Brown, Kopitar, Sully, Stoll, and Greene all locked up, with Doughty, Simmonds, and Moller all on the first year of their ELCs, and Preissing and Zeus on the second year of their respective four year deals. Frolov on his second to last year of his deal.

Mental math real quick, for the next three years, at least...

Kopitar - 6.8
Brown - 3.1
Sully - 2.9
Stoll - 3.6
Frolov - 2.9
Greene - 2.9
Zeus - 4
Preissing - 2.75
Moller, Doughty, Simmonds - 1 each

So that's a core with an approx. combined cap hit of roughly 34 million. Assuming Johnson gets overpaid with something like 5 per, that still puts us under the cap floor with 8 forwards and 4 defensemen locked up.

Not bad.
I'm worried DL is doing this at the wrong time. With the economy the way it is, I don't see the cap going up to 60-63 million as a previous poster suggested, I'm worried about it staying above 50 million. I think the contract is for too long in this case.

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