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02-26-2012, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by sk84fun_dc View Post
Some info. (all in one place) leading up to the trade deadline:

Working Contract Count: out of a maximum of 50 contracts

The Washington Capitals have 49 players under contract; however, Galiev and Anderson qualify for the contract slide due to their age and being assigned to juniors, so really working with 47 contracts.

(Note, Grubauer’s contract will slide, too, unless he plays in 10 NHL games this season.)

Washington Capitals Draft Pick Information

2012 draft picks
1st WAS
1st COL (from Varlamov trade)
2nd (see notes below)
3rd WAS
4th WAS
4th WPG (from Fehr trade)
5th WAS
6th WAS
7th WAS

- Add either Boston's 2nd in 2012 or Colorado's 2nd in 2013 (Washington's option) from Varlamov trade
- 2nd WAS: Traded to NJD in Arnott trade; now traded to CBJ

2013 draft picks
- Rounds 1-6: WAS pick
- 7th: Depends on if they have or have not released Taylor Stefishen’s name from the reserve list; Conditionally traded to Nashville if Caps sign Taylor Stefishen by June 1, 2012 deadline

Capitals Cap Space

With 23 players (out of 23 allowed until post trade deadline) on the active roster as of the time of this post, Backstrom on IR, plus Poti on LTIR, with Green removed from LTIR and counting Aucoin on the active roster, the cap space remaining based on cap hits using Poti LTIR cap space is approximately $344,000; however, CapGeek states that $110,000 of Orlov's bonus is unattainable and that figure is closer to $454,000.

As of now Backstrom is on IR not on LTIR. If Backstrom is put on LTIR, any trades made which use some of that LTIR cap space will limit ability for Backstrom to return during the regular season. Given current lack of updates, assume it is possible they will use his LTIR space, but possible they don’t if they need to leave the room for #19 to return during the regular season. If Backstrom is put on LTIR, his cap hit of $6.7M will provide additional cap space room.

Aucoin can be sent to the AHL without waivers at this time as he has not played 10 NHL games or been on the NHL roster for 30 days since the last time he cleared waivers. (I assume he will be assigned today unless unexpectedly they plan to keep him up for the remainder of the season.)

Post Trade Deadline

During the regular season, even post trade deadline, the cap maximum is still in effect. There is no cap restriction during the playoffs.

Post trade deadline, there is no active roster maximum; as long as a team stays within cap maximum rules, a team can carry more than 23 players on the active roster. There is a restriction on the number of recalls post trade deadline. Four allowed with exceptions for emergency recalls and after the AHL affiliate’s season is over.
Skate that should be Minnesota I believe as it went in the Zidlicky trade.

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