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11-22-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by brucewaynegretzky View Post
And my response is you cannot reasonably do that within the confines of the cap and still ice a respectable team. It's not a red-herring. It's cap management. You are not getting it. What do you want the D-Corps to be? Pronger/Weber, Timmo/Coburn, Gus/Lilja? That's a pretty shaky 5/6 and on top of that our D will be shot in 2 years when Pronger and Timmonen retire.

Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jaromir Jagr ($3.750m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.250m)
Andreas Nodl ($0.845m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m)
/ / Eric Wellwood ($0.580m)

Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Weber / Suter ($7.000m)
5th Defenseman ($2.500m) / Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)

Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.666m) / Quality Backup ($1.000m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $68,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $68,363,373; BONUSES: $2,705,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $136,627

This is a pretty easy example that it can be done.

And I don't really think it's a big leap to say that Bob + Simmonds + Meszaros can get you a pretty nice young defenseman to slot into that 5th role...

Heck, in terms of overall value, Bob + Simmonds + Meszaros could likely get you a young elite defensive prospect who can play the 5th spot right now.

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