: Larry Brooks:
GM shouldn't sacrifice future for No. 8 seed
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01-29-2010, 03:06 PM
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There are very few teams near the cap floor, maybe they don't want somebody else's problems.
Nashville, Atlanta (without Kovalchuk, over $20M under), Columbus, Colorado, Anaheim, Islanders, Dallas, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Los Angeles and Toronto all will have
$12M cap space available this off-season, as things currently stand. Roszival's pro-rated cap hit by the deadline is significantly lower than $5M (meaning you don't need to have $5M in cap space to acquire him then, more like $2M) and if you acquire him at the draft or over the summer, it doesn't matter at all. That's 12 teams with at least $12M available this off-season. Rozy has a $5M cap hit for the next two years but only $7M in actual dollars paid remaining. A team like PHX who wants to get better without PAYING a lot is a great example of a team who might be interested in acquiring Rozy at $3.5M a year without worrying about the actual cap hit. And they're in the playoff hunt - Roszival + Prospal for an expiring contract? That's the kind of deal Sather should be searching for. Add a second and maybe it gets Mueller?
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