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Tortorella: If Staal has no contract by training camp, he shouldn't be there(in tc)
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07-29-2010, 02:54 PM
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I'll believe it when I see it. Just another way to appease angered fans.
By camp watch Torts start Redden and proclaim "He's impressed in camp. He's earned a spot until further notice", or something along those lines.
Even with bonuses rolling over into next year, we only have 1.4 mil in cap space right now. After Staal signs, we'll be about 3 mil over the cap. And that's with 13 forwards and 7 dmen (and Brashear, who obviously won't be on the team, but will count against the cap).
The following players will make 3 mil or more:
Drury can't be sent down unless he agrees to it due to his NMC, and there's no way Gabby, Lundqvist, Rozsival, Staal, Girardi or Frolov are getting sent down. That only leaves Redden.
Sending him down would leave us with about 3-3.5 mil which we can use to bring up McD and/or Weise, and the rest for injuries/trades/bonuses.
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