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12-26-2010, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BigFatCat999 View Post
I've been playing around with the salary numbers for next year and I'm asking myself this, will the Preds have enough money to get a 6 million dollar forward? No, I'm NOT joking. First off, there is inflation and money benchmarks change. Secondly, if the rumors of the cap going up as much as 3 million dollars is true then the rev. sharing should go up as much.

(Logic being both Rev. sharing and the cap are linked to revenues.)

If true, Weber and Suter are paid for, (and most likely all the RFAs).

This is the roster I have built in my mind, if I'm short on the salaries then say so and I'll boost them up:


Matthew Lombardi ($3.500m) / Cal O'Reilly ($1.000m) / Colin Wilson ($1.725m)
Martin Erat ($4.500m) / Marcel Goc ($1.250m) / Sergei Kostitsyn ($0.850m)
J.P. Dumont ($4.000m) / David Legwand ($4.500m) / Patric Hornqvist ($3.083m)
Jerred Smithson ($0.800m) / Nick Spaling ($0.950m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.250m)

Ryan Suter ($3.500m) / Shea Weber ($6.500m)
Kevin Klein ($1.350m) / Francis Bouillon ($1.350m)
Cody Franson ($0.800m) / Jonathon Blum ($0.941m)
Alexander Sulzer ($0.750m)

Pekka Rinne ($3.400m) /Anders Lindback ($0.875m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $46,875,000; BONUSES: $1,112,500
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $15,525,000

That's 21 players and 15.5 million in room for the cap, AKA, the Preds are at the cap floor. In the above the Preds have spent 46.9 million with Weber in the fold at 6.5 million. Preds salaries tend to be consistent with the growth of the cap. I believe the Preds have a 48-49 salary cap with the 3 million it's 51-52 million. Thus with the Above the Preds have 6 million to spend on 2-3 forwards.

(I think)

I figure NSH could get faster, younger and more dynamic with a little creativity, all done with much less than $6m.

Martin Erat ($4.500m) / Matthew Lombardi ($3.500m) / Colin Wilson ($1.725m)
Sergei Kostitsyn ($0.850m) / Cal O'Reilly (~$1.025m) / Patric Hornqvist ($3.083m)
Ville Leino (~$3.000m) / Mathieu Perreault (~$0.750m) / Nikolai Zherdev (~$3.000m)
Nick Spaling ($0.950m) / David Legwand ($4.500m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.250m)
Matt Halischuk (~0.600m)
Wade Belak (~0.575m)

Ryan Suter ($3.500m) / Shea Weber (~$6.500m)
Kevin Klein ($1.350m) / Francis Bouillon ($1.350m)
Shaone Morrisonn ($2.075m) / Cody Franson ($0.800m)
Jonathon Blum ($0.941m)

Pekka Rinne ($3.400m) / Anders Lindback ($0.875m)

SALARY CAP: $62,400,000
CAP PAYROLL: $50,000,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $12,400,000

J.P. Dumont (trade for Morrisonn)
Marcel Goc (trade for Perreault)
Steve Sullivan to UFA
Joel Ward to UFA
Jerred Smithson to UFA
Alexander Sulzer to UFA
Shane O'Brien to UFA

These moves IMO result in a more potent and deeper team up front for only ~3m more than the original conservative projection. Thoughts?

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