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03-11-2012, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs Hotel View Post
Just mentioned on CBC hotstove.

If it goes up to 69 or 72mill, Montreal will have no problem re-signing Price, Subban, and Eller.

It could also be a big offseason adjustment allowing us to look at more options this offseason. Especially if in the new CBA we get the one player buy out to not could against the cap.(Gomez)
If the cap goes up a lot, then the market for signing players will become more expensive.

This does not particularly benefit the Habs, who have important players to sign this year.

People who are rubbing their hands with glee at the cap space we might have available will soon be complaining that we overpaid for Price, Subban, Eller, Emelin and Moen, plus any UFAs signed to replace Gill, Cammy, AKost and possibly Gomez, comparing the new expensive contracts to those already signed when the cap was much lower.

The following players are under contract for next year:
Gomez
Markov
Plekanec
Gionta
Kaberle
Cole
Gorges
Bourque
Pacioretty
Leblanc
Desharnais
Weber
Budaj

That is 13 guys, so we need to sign about 12 more NHL calibre players, including first callups. The cap space will go fast.

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