Thread: Salary Cap: Can the Habs keep everybody??
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11-21-2009, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Etienne View Post
Signed players for next season:

Cammy - Gomez - Gionta
Pacioretty - XXXX - AK46
XXXX - XXXX - Moen
XXXX - XXXX - Laraque

Markov - O'Byrne
Hammer - Spacek
Gill - Gorges

XXXX
XXXX

Total Cap hit: 46,582

RFAs : Price, Halak, Carle, Belle, Sergei K., Stewart, D'agostini, Chipchura, Pyatt, Latendresse, Lapierre

UFAs : Plekanec, Metropolit, Mara, Bergeron, Leach

The cap situation is not too bad. 10 millions to sign Price, Plekanec and a bunch of 3rd/4th liners (we have PLENTY of cheap young ones). If someone blows up the bank, it'll be because they are playing out of their mind.
if Price and Pleks both re-sign for 3.5M$ (which is VERY optimistic, imo), that leaves us with ~3M$ to sign 7 players...
Halak is bound to get a raise, so he's looking at AT LEAST 1.5M$, leaving us with 1.5M$ for 6 players...

Lats, Lapierre, if they get no raise, get 1.5M$...

4 players left, with 0$ left...

if the cap goes up 1-2M$, we can get those young guys signed, just under the cap.


So we might be ok, but we'll need a lot of luck (signing young rfa's at bargain basement prices and a cap increase), and it means that we lose Mara, Bergeron(big loss), Metropolit, and that we have no room to IMPROVE the roster with even 1 UFA, or any trade that would add salary.

that's not a lot to be hopeful for, moving forward...

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