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06-30-2011, 09:07 AM
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Keep Gomez, Get Richards

Even if there seems to be an opportunity to trade Gomez to a cellar cap team, it could still be a better move to keep him.

With the recent events, I played with the roster:

[ FORWARDS ]
Mike Cammalleri ($6.000m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Scottie Upshall ($2.700m)
Max Pacioretty ($1.625m) / Scott Gomez ($7.357m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Travis Moen ($1.500m) / Lars Eller ($1.270m) / Andrei Kostitsyn ($3.250m)
Maxime Talbot ($1.500m) / David Desharnais ($0.850m) / Ryan White ($0.850m)
Mathieu Darche ($0.700m)

[ DEFENSEMEN ]
Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Alexei Yemelin ($0.984m)
Hal Gill ($2.250m) / P.K. Subban ($0.875m)
Josh Gorges ($2.400m) / Yannick Weber ($0.850m)
Paul Mara ($0.750m)

[ GOALTENDERS ]
Carey Price ($2.750m) / Alex Auld ($1.000m)

BUYOUTS: Georges Laraque ($0.500m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $55,712,176; BONUSES: $400,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $8,587,824

So the 8.5M$ of cap space was intriguing to me taking into account Spacek is moved for a bag of pucks. Enough space for Richards?

[ FORWARDS ]
Mike Cammalleri ($6.000m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Scottie Upshall ($2.700m)
Max Pacioretty ($1.625m) / Brad Richards ($8.000m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Lars Eller ($1.270m) / Scott Gomez ($7.357m) / Andrei Kostitsyn ($3.250m)
Travis Moen ($1.500m) / David Desharnais ($0.850m) / Ryan White ($0.850m)
Mathieu Darche ($0.700m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.500m)

[ DEFENSEMEN ]
Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Alexei Yemelin ($0.984m)
Hal Gill ($2.250m) / P.K. Subban ($0.875m)
Josh Gorges ($2.400m) / Yannick Weber ($0.850m)
Paul Mara ($0.750m)

GOALTENDERS
Carey Price ($2.750m) / Alex Auld ($1.000m)

BUYOUTS: Georges Laraque ($0.500m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,712,176; BONUSES: $400,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $587,824

Why do this? With a minimum disturbance to the roster with provide less pressure on Gomez which will elevate his value. We can then trade him in much better circumstances next season.

If you want more flexibility cap wize then trade Moen and your cap jumps to 2M$

For the 2012-2013 season, our roster would be with potentially the departure of Gill:

[ FORWARDS ]
Mike Cammalleri ($6.000m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Scottie Upshall ($2.700m)
Max Pacioretty ($1.625m) / Brad Richards ($8.000m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Aaron Palushaj ($0.883m) / Lars Eller ($1.270m) / Andrei Kostitsyn ($3.250m)
Maxime Talbot ($1.500m) / David Desharnais ($0.850m) / Ryan White ($0.850m)
Mathieu Darche ($0.700m)

[ DEFENSEMEN ]
Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Alexei Yemelin ($0.984m)
Josh Gorges ($2.400m) / P.K. Subban ($0.875m)
Yannick Weber ($0.850m)

[ GOALTENDERS ]
Carey Price ($2.750m) / Alex Auld ($1.000m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $53,488,366; BONUSES: $487,500
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $10,811,634

So nearly 12M$ to resign Price and Subban. Plus other signings to fill gaps in the lineup and the addition of Palushaj and/or Engqvist.


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