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02-18-2012, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Telos View Post
It's not all that difficult. Here we are if we make zero deals or signings heading into the 2013 season (bold shows those seeking new contract):


Dustin Brown ($3.175m) / Anze Kopitar ($6.800m) / Rick Nash ($7.800m)
Simon Gagne ($3.500m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Justin Williams ($3.650m)
Brad Richardson ($1.175m) / Andrei Loktionov ($0.816m) / Trevor Lewis ($0.725m)
Kyle Clifford ($0.870m) / Jordan Nolan ($0.531m) / Kevin Westgarth ($0.725m)

Rob Scuderi ($3.400m) / Drew Doughty ($7.000m)
Alec Martinez ($0.737m) / Matt Greene ($2.950m)
Davis Drewiske ($0.616m) / Vyacheslav Voinov ($0.816m)

Jonathan Quick ($1.800m) / Martin Jones ($0.525m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $53,364,721; BONUSES: $342,500
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $10,935,279

There are only two players that would really warrant a significant raise, Quick and likely Voynov. NHL revenues continue to expand, so it is likely the cap will go up even further, but for the sake of argument, we will obviously leave it uniform. Even then, I don't really see the problem. We have nearly 11 million in cap space. After Quick gets a raise of ~$4.2 million, things get relatively simplistic, we could even still have a re-signed Mitchell on the books. Most of those players wouldn't warrant more than a 10% increase. If Clifford suddenly turns into a god and we are paying him like Simmonds, then you modify and adapt, many teams do. We aren't all as lucky like Boston.
A couple of points:
1. rosters must be 23 players not 20
2. you are relying heavily on currently untested players to play key roles in 2013 and beyond. I am skeptical that they will rise to the occasion.

But hey, you and AEG/Lombardi may be on the same page.

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