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02-14-2012, 07:05 PM
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Jack de la Hoya
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I just posed this in the Trade Rumors thread, but it seems more relevant here...

Setting aside the issue of whether Nash is "worth" his cap hit, can someone show me practically how his presence on our roster would even work under the cap? (Assuming, as I think is fair, that Briere will not waive to go to Columbus).

I don't see it, at all. Without working out the hypotheticals, though, it would seem to require letting both Jagr and Carle walk... and then dropping Pronger on LTIR without signing a significant replacement.

In 2 minutes on capgeek, this is what I came up with:

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Rick Nash ($7.800m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.000m)
Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m)
/ / Jody Shelley ($1.100m)

DEFENSEMEN
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m)
Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m) / Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)
Marc-Andre Bourdon ($0.875m)

GOALTENDERS
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.666m) / Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $69,713,373; BONUSES: $3,555,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): -$5,413,373


I realize that there are some oddities in there--Schenn's hit should come down, right? It is inflated because this is the last year of the CBA. I gave Voracek a modest raise from 2.25 to 3.00, though I expect him to be a bit higher than that. MAB also needs a mandatory raise, I think, but it isn't a significant number.

Still, what am I missing that this is even being entertained as possible...?

EDIT / Addition: Obviously something would be going to Columbus for Nash... but the most likely assets (Schenn, Couturier, JVR, Bob, aren't our big cap hits anyway...)

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