Roster Thoughts and Offseason Speculation for the 2011-2012 Season II
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06-10-2011, 05:08 PM
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Assuming the Kings re-sign Doughty to a deal that averages $4.5M, re-sign both Simmonds and Richardson at $1M per, and re-sign both Martinez and Lewis at about $875K each, and promote Dwight King to the main roster, the Kings will have approximately $6.2M in cap space (assuming the salary cap will be $63M).
With the re-signings and promotion listed above, the Kings would carry a 22-man roster with a payroll of $56.74M. That roster consists of the following lineup:
If Schenn makes the roster, he'll carry a cap hit of $3.14M, reducing LA's cap space in half, leaving the team with a little over $3M in cap space. I don't think him or Loktionov are guaranteed a spot on the roster quite yet, but they are very close. With the amount of cap space left over after re-signing all of the team's significant RFA's, the Kings are not left with much cap space to bring in Brad Richards, especially if he is seeking the rumored $7M+ retirement contract.
Unless the Kings manage to move salary, I don't think anyone should get their hopes up of the Kings signing Brad Richards on July 1.
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