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Pens' 2009-10 Salary Cap/Lineup Discussion (UPDATED: June 13)
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12-04-2008, 07:05 PM
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...this is where it gets confusing.
this is the second time this season that some call-ups have put the pens over the cap ceiling, and while i can't find any definitive proof of it anywhere, i imagine gonchar is currently on LTIR. really doesn't make any sense for him not to be.
that doesn't mean his cap hit is ignored, it just means the pens can exceed the ceiling by most of his contract.
quick rundown of how it works... before calling up minard and pesonen, the pens had $629,933 of cap space. minard fits under this with a hit of $500k, so the number goes down to $129,933.
adding pesonen would be another $875k. the pens are allowed to go over the ceiling by gonchar's hit ($5mil)
minus the $129,933 they still had left.
so the maximum they can spend *at this moment* is $61,570,067. adding up all the healthy bodies on the NHL roster, plus gonchar, whitney and now boucher going on IR is $57,445,067, leaving a theoretical $4,125,000 left.
of course, the second you want to bring gonchar back, you lose that extra cash allowance. so it's really only useful for injury call-ups, not trying to squeeze in a big-money winger, for example.
remember, this is all based on an assumption that gonchar is on LTIR. for the numbers to work out, *someone* has to be.
that's probably not the clearest of explanations, but hopefully it at least made sense.
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