** Free Agency 7/1/09 Part 2 **
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07-01-2009, 07:48 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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Wait...how are the Canadiens, the Rangers and the Blackhawks signing all of these players? They are all in
and the Kings have more cap room then all of them.....
The Rangers managed to dump Gomez. Gaborik almost exactly fills in that salary void. The Canadiens had like half their team go into free agency. So they've swapped Koivu, Tanguay, Kovalev, and Komisarek for Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta, and Spacek.
Hawks also had 12+ freed up between Havlat and Khabibulin. They can free up another 2.33 million by hiding Brent Sopel in the minors as well. They won't be in cap hell until next season when Kane, Toews, and Keith are RFA. Unless somebody throws Penner-esque offer sheets at Versteeg or Barker.
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