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03-24-2011, 05:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Schultz and Sloan out, Reasoner in. Hannan, Gordon, Alzner and Knuble signed and Laich taking a discount:

FORWARDS
Alexander Ovechkin ($9.538m) / Nicklas Backstrom ($6.700m) / Mike Knuble ($2.000m)
Brooks Laich ($3.500m) / Marcus Johansson ($0.900m) / Alexander Semin ($6.700m)
Jason Chimera ($1.875m) / Marty Reasoner ($1.500m) / Eric Fehr ($2.200m)
Matt Hendricks ($0.825m) / Boyd Gordon ($0.800m) / Andrew Gordon ($0.500m)
D.J. King ($0.637m) / Jay Beagle ($0.512m)

DEFENSEMEN
Scott Hannan ($3.500m) / Mike Green ($5.250m)
Karl Alzner ($2.500m) / John Carlson ($0.845m)
Tom Poti ($2.875m) / Dennis Wideman ($3.937m)
John Erskine ($1.500m)

GOALTENDERS
Michal Neuvirth ($1.150m) / Semyon Varlamov ($1.500m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $61,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,246,795; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $153,205
I'm not sure Andrew Gordon stays here for only $500k NHL salary unless you give him a one-way contract. I think he probably likes his odds of making a roster somewhere else better than he does in DC. And as a Group VI UFA, he has the ability to walk.

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Originally Posted by SwedeSpeedBackstrom View Post
After next year I fully expect Chimera, King, and Sloan to be cut free. I don't know whats wrong with Poti but he will need to retire or be buried in the minors.
I love how quickly Caps fans have turned their back on Poti. I know it's been tough with his injury, but he was our best defenseman in the Montreal series last year. Given some proper time off, he could regain that form (or at least be close to it). His salary is a discount for what he was expected to get during this off-season (prior to the injury). I don't know why people are writing him off for next year already.

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