Thread: Speculation: Pittsburgh will have to make moves
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03-19-2009, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Champagne Wishes View Post


Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Rafalski - 18.7 Actually about 21 mil for next year, + whoever of Franzen, Hossa, Lidstrom are re-signed.

This brings up a good point about Detroit and the problems they will have. Next year we already know that they will have Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Rafalski, and Lidstrom at a cost of about 27.5. Thats for four guys! If you want to resign Hossa, that will likely be at least another 6. So lets so they do not resign Franzen. Thats 33.5 mil for 5 guys, you still have another 15 guys to contract with about 22 million (spec. 54 mil cap)

Well you got Filppula making 3, Cleary making 2, Holmstrom making 2, Kronwall and Stuart both making 3. That leaves you with 9 million of cap space, for 9 more players and 2 more goalies, with 1 of those goalies likely being a better one than osgood, recieving more than 1.5 mil!

You need to go more indepth with these things. Pittsburgh will have a problem, Detroit will have a problem, and with the sweet economy it may hurt Detroit even more if they start having troubles filling the building.

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