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05-21-2009, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Reydin View Post
if you guys think 09-10 will be bad wait til 10-11

What teams are in big cap trouble?

Well, there is none bigger than Philadelphia Flyers. Somehow, the Flyers have managed to commit $44,575,000 for the 2010/2011 season to 10 players. That leaves less than $2M to sign another 14 players! Given that the minimum NHL salary is $475,000, the Flyers will have to move at least 2 of their committed salaries for 2010/2011 and then fill out their roster with minimum salary players.

Flyer fans, get ready to say goodbye to at least two of Danny Briere ($6.5M), Mike Richards ($5.75M), Jeff Carter ($5M), Simone Gagne ($5.25M), Scott Hartnell ($4.2M), Joffrey Lupul ($4.25M), Kimmo Timonen ($6.33M), Matt Carle ($3.44M) as the Flyer try to shed salary to create cap space. And you can bet there is very little interest in either of the 30-somethings (Briere and Timonen) at those prices, so it's very likely the Flyers will have to move one or two of their good young core.

However, recognizing you’ve got a problem is only the first step. Once the Flyers see their predicament, their next three problems arise. One, trying to get anything remotely close to fair market value for one of these players in a trade. Two, the player’s value is diminishing every day. And three, finding a buyer.

Forget fair market value

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