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03-08-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by CGG View Post is your friend. Look here:

That was covered ad infinitum over the offseason when everyone wanted to ditch Spacek for a bag of pucks or bury him in the minors. 35+ contract. Can't do it.

So aside from that major flaw, are you honestly telling me this is what you would have brought to the opening day roster:

Gomez $7,357,143
Cammalleri $6,000,000
Plekanec $5,000,000
Gionta $5,000,000
Cole $4,500,000
Kostitsyn $3,250,000
Pacioretty $1,625,000
Moen $1,500,000
Eller $1,270,833
Engqvist $900,000
Desharnais $850,000
Darche $700,000
White $625,000

Markov $5,750,000
Wizniewski $5,500,000
Spacek $3,833,333
Hamrlik $3,500,000
Gorges $2,500,000
Gill $2,250,000
Subban $875,000
Emelin $984,200

Price $2,750,000
Budaj $1,150,000
Buyouts $500,000

Total cap hit = $68,170,509

You would be almost $4 million over the cap. As I said, you're not signing Cole if you load up on overpaid defensemen. You're also not getting Emelin over here knowing there's absolutely no room for him. You also lose Weber on waivers since you've got way too many D on the roster.

So, even with perfect hindsight, your plan is a mess. What happens if Markov is ready opening night or late October or early November? You need to lose $4 million in salary instantly, without taking any back. Good luck.
Markov's salary doesn't count, he is on LTIR. Problem solved. Putting Spacek or Gomez in the AHL is obviously an issue right? Gomez has been such the key player for us that we REALLY but REALLLY need him on the line up at all cost....

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