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2010-11: THE APOCALYPSE (all talk here)
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05-28-2009, 10:40 PM
Cookin' with fire.
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So not one team will have cap space to make offer sheets?
Here's is few.
Atlanta 4 players $14 mil
Vancouver 6 players $15.2 mil
Toronto 6 players $18. mil
But again, as I asked before, are they going to fork over serious and very significant assets for RFAs, or are they going to pick up cheap UFAs for free or salary dumps from the teams that really ARE in serious trouble with additional assets?
The answer should be obvious. There's a reason even in less cap strangled times RFAs don't go anywhere.
So Keith is now worth $4 mil, so what are Toews and Kane worth? Barker, Versteeg, Bolland?
All of them what I said. I didn't mention Versteeg and I am not sure what the Hawks should do with him nor do I know what he is going to ask for in salary; unlike most the others he is a free agent now, not 2010.
and who is going to replace Havlat's 77 pts ?
Havlat is the one player we might be able to sign to long term deal for less than market value the way the Wings did with Franzen. If you assume Havlat retires (or suffers a career ending injury, this is HAVLAT after all) before the end of it he will get the same amount of money as he would otherwise, at a lower cap hit. We know the Hawks are in fact trying to do this.
If he walks, someone will step up. Beach, perhaps. 77 points is stretching it, but building a hockey team is not a straight point sum situation.
I can't "prove" anything to you. I presented the numbers. We'll know for sure July 2010. You've given no reason whatsoever to believe that the Hawks will need to be dismantled because you've failed to demonstrate why teams would 1. be able to, and 2. be willing to target RFAs rather than UFAs and salary dumps. If you think that is an unfair assessment, then let's see your argument that the Hawks AREN'T going to be able to maintain the core of their team, and why. Where the players are going, for how much you believe they will sign for.
And for your sake, I hope it stands on better ground than "Buffalo will throw the bank at Kane!" while completely ignoring their own cap situation, let alone the league's.
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