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02-28-2012, 08:10 AM
dun worry he's cool
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South of the Border
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With 28 contracts:
In the NHL next year:
12 Total in the NHL next year, meaning we're missing 11 regulars.
In the AHL next year:
9 in the AHL meaning missing 14 guys
So we need 14 in the AHL (9 active players), 11 in the NHL (12 active players). I don't know how Butch's contract works since he's out for a total of 25 players we need for next year.
No team should ever have 23 AHL players on their roster. Ever. At no point is that a good idea. Houston has and will continue to have at least 5 players of their own on the roster, and it's more likely to be at least 7.
You left off Bouchard from the NHL roster. If he's not good to go, we'll carry 22 NHL players instead of 23 (if we were ever intending to carry 23 players in the first place, we usually carry 21-22 and only have 1-2 scratches).
You don't list Hackett who is under contract and will be either in the NHL or AHL. Assume for the moment he's in Houston.
You left off Krupp, who may continue to rot in Europe, but could play in Houston as well.
So that means we have 13 AHL players (9 + Phillips/Larsson/Bulmer + Hackett) need 5-7 more and have 13 (14 if Brodin plays) NHL players needing 10 (9 if Brodin plays) more. As we're at 27 (28 if Brodin plays) contracts, that will be an additional 15-17 spots, which brings us to 45/50. That's 5 open contract spots. Last season, the largest number of open contract spots at the point listed out to was 46/50 in Chicago. That's to say that we're currently sitting at fewer contracts than the team that had the fewest last year.
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