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11-02-2011, 09:58 AM
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Tons of flexibility, that much is for sure, and guys are on the way.
I'm actually more excited for what our blueline could become than what our offense could become. We have the pieces coming together to have one of the deepest, most mobile bluelines in the league.
Here's something I just threw together on CapGeek (2012-13 season) just going off of what we have currently on our roster, and some of the prospects we have on the way that could realistically be a regular in 2 years.
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Chris Kunitz ($3.725m) / Sidney Crosby ($9.000m) / Beau Bennett ($0.900m)
Eric Tangradi ($0.650m) / Evgeni Malkin ($8.700m) / James Neal ($5.000m)
Dustin Jeffrey ($0.850m) / Jordan Staal ($5.000m) / Pascal Dupuis ($1.500m)
Zach Sill ($0.550m) / Joe Vitale ($0.700m) / Craig Adams ($0.700m)
Brooks Orpik ($3.750m) / Kristopher Letang ($3.500m)
Paul Martin ($5.000m) / Zbynek Michalek ($4.000m)
Simon Despres ($0.840m) / Robert Bortuzzo ($0.535m)
Marc-Andre Fleury ($5.000m) / Brad Thiessen ($0.600m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $66,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $60,500,000; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (20-man roster):
Notice the cap space is $5.8M (assuming at least $2M salary cap increase). With that we could add some better wingers in free agency.
I wasn't really sure about the players on the 4th line, but their salary cap hits are the important part. Tangradi will probably have a reduced cap hit like Jeffrey, and he better be on the team by that point. Then Bennett probably won't be on the 1st line, but if they use that cap space to sign a better winger, then they could move him down to the 3rd line and possibly not re-sign Dupuis.
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