Thread: Proposal: Patrick Sharp
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04-28-2011, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by clmetsfan View Post
What no one who's saying that the Blackhawks wouldn't be willing to move Sharp seem to be taking into account is the Hawks cap situation. Sharp will be a UFA after next year, and it's unlikely that they'll have room for him without moving one of their other big contracts.

They have $5m+ cap hits through 2015 due to Kane, Toews, Hossa, Campbell, Keith, and Seabrook. $36 million per year tied up in 6 players. And Sharp will be due for a big raise (currently making $3.9m).
How much money do you think he's going to get? $5-$5.5 mil seems plausible.... With the cap already going up $3 mil next season, I'd say they could squeeze him in. Although what happens when the CBA expires is your guess as good as mine.

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