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12-14-2011, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Myllz View Post
You'd need Vanek to go if you want Staal and his deal here. Vanek and Staal would tie up almost $16 million in cap space by themselves. That'd be the second highest two-player cap amount in the league. The only team with anything that high relegated to two players is Pittsburgh with Crosby and Malkin.
No we wouldn't, it's manageable. Not ideal but you could definitely do it. You just need enough guys on ELC's to balance it out which we can do. Roy and Stafford is 8 million, if the extra guy to replace the 2 for 1 is someone on an ELC or a Matt Ellis type for 550k you're not even adding 1 million in salary. Bottom line is we can fit Staal in under the cap without trading Vanek.

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