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02-12-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
Rick Nash doesn't make any sense financially.

7.8 cap hit.

How the are we fitting that and keeping Stepan, McDonagh, Del Zotto????
Easily. Del Zotto is the only RFA of substance this offseason. Going in accordance to how Sather has handled other RFA's of similar value he'll get a 1.2 mill contract addition (from .8 mill to about 2 mill).

Then after that Anisimov is an RFA, Stepan, McDonough, Hagelin and Sauer.

Anisimov likely only is able to get a 1 year deal to hold him over until we get more cap space. Stepan gets a similar extension to Del Zotto. So do McDonough, maybe actually slightly more but not too grotesque. Hagelin gets a minor increase, he's a role player, that's how he'll be handled in contract extensions. And unfortunately Sauer will likely not be a part of this roster after next year.

After that Gaborik comes off the books. If we would like to retain him he would likely have to take a pay cut, which is unlikely, but we'd have our replacement in Nash and hopefully the emergence of players like Kreider, Miller, and Thomas.

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