Thread: Salary Cap: Colorado Avalanche Cap Thread
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05-27-2011, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Renegade Stylings View Post
Someone should work out how much the Avs will have to spend to reach the cap floor after re-signing some of their RFA's.
This is what the Avs will look like after re-signing all their tendered RFAs, and their 2nd overall pick, Gabriel Landeskog (900k base, 2.6 million bonuses). Duncan Siemens won't be on the opening day roster I believe.

With the salary cap at 64.3 mill, the Avs are pretty much 7 million below the cap floor (16 million under upper cap limit). And that's being very generous on salaries to RFAs in my opinion. I think the Avs will make 3 UFA signings come July 1st, a top 4 dman, and a starting goalie and a backup goalie (that would make the Avs a full, 23 man roster).


Gabriel Landeskog ($3.500m) / Paul Stastny C ($6.600m) / David Jones ($2.500m)
Peter Mueller ($2.000m) / Matt Duchene ($3.200m) / Milan Hejduk A ($3.000m)
T.J. Galiardi ($1.250m) / Ryan O'Reilly ($0.900m) / Joakim Lindstrom ($0.600m)
Daniel Winnik ($0.950m) / Jay McClement ($1.450m) / Kevin Porter ($1.000m)
Cody McLeod ($1.033m) / Brandon Yip ($0.725m)

Kyle Quincey ($3.125m) / Erik Johnson A ($2.600m)
UFA ($0.000m) / Ryan O'Byrne ($1.800m)
Ryan Wilson ($1.000m) / Kyle Cumiskey ($1.000m)
Matt Hunwick ($1.550m)

UFA ($0.00m)
UFA ($0.00m)

BUYOUTS: Tom Preissing ($0.916m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion, ie. bonuses included)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $40,699,000;
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $23,601,000 (has to be less than 16 million to reach floor)

The only 3 additions I see them realistically making via UFA are
- sign a G (5-6 million), such as Vokoun
- sign a D (3-4 million), such as Hejda
- sign a G (~ 1 million), such as Harding or Desjardins (backup)

Following players in the minors (first call-ups if needed)
F = Stoa, Olver, Hishon
D = Gaunce, Holos, Elliot, Barrie, Siemens (better for them longterm to play lots in the minors, than 5-6-7 NHL)

Also, its a very young team. Hejduk is the only player above the age of 29.
In fact, Hejduk is the oldest at 35, then McClement at 28, and Joakim Lindstrom 3rd oldest at 27. Everybody else is 26 or younger. In contrast, the Calgary Flames only have 3 players under the age of 27.

Last edited by Cypher: 06-30-2011 at 06:06 PM. Reason: Added Lindstrom, Salary cap now 64.3 mill, Traded Liles, Draft
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