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06-03-2010, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Herby View Post
Kovalchuk (8) - Kopitar (6.8) - Moller (1.1)
Brown (3.1) - Schenn (900k) - Simmonds (2.2)
Richardson (1.4) - Handzus (3) - Parse (900k)
Clifford (740k) - FA/Prospect - FA/Prospect

Scratch: Westgarth (600k), Clune 700K

Doughty (6) - Scuderi (3.5)
Johnson (3.5) - FA (4.0)
Voynov (1.2) - Greene (3.0)
Drewiskie (600k)

Bernier (1.5)
Veteran backup (900k)

+ Smyth buyout 3.0 mill

Total 58.44 million
I like the lineup in general, but here's a few of my thoughts on differences that need to be accounted for:

The FA/Prospect boxes still need a $600k cap hit each for your forward lines. ($1.2mm total)

Quick's $1.8mm magically disappeared - I doubt DL trades him for draft picks and a bag of pucks.

Doughty will make more than Kopitar.

I doubt Smyth gets bought out. While his cap hit is high, his actual salary is $4mm. From a cash perspective, the Kings would spend $4mm to buy him out, plus $1 - 4mm to replace him on the roster. That's $5-8mm in cash to manipulate $2mm net in cap space (Smyth's net gain of $3mm + $1mm for replacement), ie, there's no real cash / cap incentive in doing so. Besides, Smyth's production will probably be in line with that $1-$4mm replacement anyway.

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