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03-19-2009, 02:59 PM
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Fun stuff, I have heard of the salary cap!
How could you add a big salary-big name player like one of aforementioned players? Well, it's very simple. You have two blueliners and a semi-back-up (you might disagree with the back-up part) goalie that make a lot of money. Solution: get rid of one/two of them. Neids is a UFA, is he going to come back? If so, you could always trade Pronger for a pretty penny. If Hiller is your guy in nets for the future (he's good... he should be!), Giguere's definitely tradeable. And what about Rob Neidermeyer? He must be near the end of his career, if he resigns, sign him at less than $2 mill? Look at all those possibilities! If I'm a betting man, I'm guessing one of the big three end up leaving or retiring during the offseason. When it comes down to it, the salary cap is really just simple mathematics and as I understand how to add and substract, I think it's fair to conclude that I understand the salary cap! Yay.
And what is Anaheim's motivation for doing all of this exactly. Certainly the "upgrade" from Ryan to Heatley is worth all of this right?
If Hiller is your guy in nets for the future (he's good... he should be!), Giguere's definitely tradeable.
Giguere's tradeable, really? He's making 6 million and he is having BY FAR the worst season of his career. I doubt there will be much of a market for him.
And what about Rob Neidermeyer? He must be near the end of his career, if he resigns, sign him at less than $2 mill?
Oh, just perfect! With Rob Niedermayer leaving Anaheim saves 2M! That certainly makes up for the extra 7.5M being invested in Heatley, right? Oh, but then you suggest either letting Scott Niedermayer walk away or trading Pronger. Let's just see what kind of team that leaves the Ducks with:
Heatley (7.5) - Getzlaf (5.325M) - Perry (5.325M)
(________) - Ebbett (500K) - Selanne (2.625M)
(_________) - Nokelainen (850K) - (_________)
Brown (~550K) - Carter (625K) - Parros (875K)
(_______) - Pronger (6.25M)
Whitney (4M) - Wisniewski (~2M)
Brookbank (500K) - Mikkelson (822K)
So, good luck adding three top-9 forwards and a top-4 dman all while fitting under the salary cap. Yeah, you definitely understand the salary cap -- ha
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