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07-01-2009, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by pitseleh View Post
If Rome is on the roster, it's because he's taking the place of another player who makes at least $500,000. He's not wasting half a million dollars against the cap. You have to factor in replacement costs.
Agreed. Signing Rome has all the trappings of being a predecessor to a big signing. If Gillis can find 2 depth guys for about 525k each, which would include Rome and a backup goalie, then he'll be left with around 9 million to get a 5th dman, 6th dman, 2nd line forward, 3rd/4th line forward, and 13th forward for an average of about 1.8m per spot. Wellwood, Hansen, and Obrien are probably 3 of those guys and should be able to be signed for about 3.5M total, so that leaves 5.5M for a 6th defensman and a 2nd line forward.

Seems reasonable to me, anyhow.

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