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03-19-2012, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
Parise would not be a retirement contract, but I doubt the team can afford another $6m contract without being in cap hell. The team is going to have to (and I believe that they can) improve organically. With over 45% of the cap taken up by Gaborik, Richards & Henke, they simply cannot afford to take on another big contract. Not to mention the fact that if anything, the cap is bound to decrease, not increase.
It wouldn't be nearly as bad as many here make it out to be.

Step 1) Trade Dubinsky for picks/prospects
Hypothetical:
To TOR:
Dubinsky + Bourque

To NYR:
Biggs + 4th '13

Step 2) Re-sign MDZ, Prust, Bickel, Stralman, Mitchell, MZA



CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Carl Hagelin ($0.875m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Zach Parise ($7.500m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Chris Kreider ($1.750m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.875m) / Mats Z.-Aasen ($1.500m)
Michael Rupp ($1.500m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Brandon Prust ($1.500m)
John Mitchell ($0.800m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Michael Del Zotto ($1.750m)
Tim Erixon ($1.750m) / Mike Sauer ($1.250m)
Anton Stralman ($1.000m) / Stu Bickel ($0.850m)
GOALTENDERS
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($0.875m)
BUYOUTS
Chris Drury ($1.667m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,933,334; BONUSES: $1,462,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,366,666


That's the line-up with MZA @ 1.5 million, Kreider @ 1.75 million and (3) extra players on the cap all season (Which will not happen). Also, that has Parise making 7.5 million/season. The cap has NOT gone up in this which is being rumored to be happening.

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