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07-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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Yes but just with the risk on not beeing able to resign EJ,DD,WS.
No. You said it yourself, we'd resign those guys but not have the space left to fill Handzus and Williams. So really, we are debating the cost to replace Williams and Handzus, which to be fair, would likely be filled by Scheen and Loktionov, or another prospect, meaning we'd have to generate $2 -$4 million in cap space, depending on bonus money, etc. It's not unreasonable to assume the cap could increase at least $2 million. Don't forget McCauley's nearly $700,000 cap hit from his buy out comes off the books after next season too.
As well, as someone said, we could always make trades to free up cap space, teams do it every year, and to assume LA will have the exact same line up minus Handzus and Williams is a little off.
Also, it would really only be one tight year for LA, as in two seasons, both Souray and Smyth's contracts would be up, freeing up $11.4 million, plenty of money to replace them.
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