LW to hopefully Richards - Gaborik
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04-29-2011, 12:40 AM
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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
??? - Brad Richards ($7.100m) - Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.000m) - Artem Anisimov ($1.850m) - Ryan Callahan ($3.400m)
??? - Derek Stepan ($0.875m) - Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m)
Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.400m) - Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m)
Wojtek Wolski ($0.466m) [BUYOUT]
Chris Drury ($3.716m) [BUYOUT]
Sean Avery ($0.604m) [BUYOUT]
Marc Staal ($3.975m) - Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) - Anton Babchuk ($2.150m)
Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m) - Mike Sauer ($1.500m)
Matt Gilroy ($1.100m)
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) - Martin Biron ($0.875m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $57,350,000; BONUSES: $1,487,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $5,050,000
This is all in a scenario where the following happens:
-Boogaard is removed from the cap.
-Christensen is removed from the cap.
-Drury is bought out.
-Avery is bought out. (don't find this likely)
-Wolski is bought out. (don't agree with this decision, but seems likely)
-Babchuk is signed for $2.150m, and yes, I do think he'll get that much, or close to it.
-Richards is signed for $7.100m.
-Boyle is resigned at $1.700m.
-Fedotenko is resigned at $1.400m. (got that number by comparing to Pascal Dupuis)
-Mike Sauer is resigned at $1.500m.
-Callahan is resigned at $3.400m. (compared it to Rene Bourque, sorta)
-Dubinsky is resigned at $4.000m.
That leaves just over $5 million to get a left winger for the 3rd line, a left winger for the 1st or 2nd line, and to keep room for an extra forward call-up during the year.
As far as the Top 6 LW goes, the UFA options are:
. Hard to find someone to compare to. The best person to look at is I guess Jason Williams. Had 58 points in 80 games in 2005, then was injured for 2 seasons. 26 pts in 58, then 36 in 43. He got 1 year, $2.2m, which is not far off from what I think Fleisch will get. Some people are penciling him for near $4m, but I think he'll get closer to what he's making now. Either way, Fleisch is a risk.
. Not sure of a good comparison for Gagne either. Steve Sullivan? He got 2 years @ $3.75m/each after a few injury-filled seasons where he put up respectable points. Gagne will probably get similar. Signing him would also be risky.
. There's a good chance Carolina will resign him, but if he's up for grabs for about $3m-$3.5m he should definitely be talked about. I still think he's another risk, as we could be getting Erik Cole, 30pt player, or Erik Cole, 50-60 pt player. He's the type of player I think I'd task a risk on, though.
. Not sure I'd want him for my first line. He had one good season, putting up a little over 50pts on an offensive behemoth of a team. He'll probably get Versteeg money, or close to it, and who knows if he's going to replicate that on the Rangers, or bust and put up 30-40pts. Besides, he's mostly a playmaker. Another goalscorer would be preferred for that first line.
. This is probably the player
like to try getting in the UFA Market this year. I'm just nervous about him out-pricing himself and getting $4m+ somewhere. But for a short-term deal like Ponikarovsky's, I'm totally willing to get him.
Not interested in Tanguay, Laich, or Connolly.
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