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11-23-2010, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders View Post
If we're not using the cap space for anything more important (which we're not now...) than White's good to have around as a spare/injury replacement. He's just overall solid.
But that's the thing. We could be saving that cap space to use at the end of the season.

The way the cap works is that the season is divided into days. There are 186 days in the season this year. Each day that a player is on the NHL roster, he counts against the cap. Every day that White is on the roster, he's costing us $12,769 against the cap. Kennedy would have only cost $2,957 per day.

That might not seem like a lot, but that can add up quick. If we had sent White down instead of Kennedy, we would have saved between 1 and 1.5 mil by the trade deadline. That much money would have allowed us to acquire a player with a 4 mil or even 5 mil cap hit at the trade deadline, because the cap hits are prorated.

So yes, having him on the roster is wasting our cap dollars.

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