If the cap share will go down from 57% to 50% of the revenue, the salary cap will be $66,666,000.
We can afford to give Parise $7.5 and still will have a million in cap space left. And that's assuming we resigning MZA and Prust, and that here would be no salary rollback. There is also a good chance that the share would be a little above 50%.
In 2013, we will have no UFAs to sign, and we'll have 5 RFAs. Assuming that MZA and Prust are on 1year contracts (or get traded away 12 months from now), we will have over $4 million for pay raises.
I think it will in fact be higher than $4 because we'll see be salary rollbacks and/or the NHL revenue will increase in the next year.
If we get about $7 to spend, which is more than reasonable, we won't have to trade away anyone. If the worst case scenario happens, we might have to deal away Dubinsky for picks/prospects, but Parise (plus prospects) is better than Dubinsky, and even in the worst case, we still get both of them next season.
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.200m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Zach Parise ($7.500m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.875m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Carl Hagelin ($0.875m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Mats Zuccarello ($1.751m)
Chris Kreider ($1.325m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Brandon Prust ($1.200m)
Mike Rupp ($1.500m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Dan Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Michael Sauer ($1.250m)
Michael Del Zotto ($2.500m) / Anton Stralman ($0.945m)
Tim Erixon ($1.750m)
GOALTENDERS
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($0.800m)
BUYOUTS
Chris Drury ($1.667m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $66,666,000; CAP PAYROLL: $65,628,834; BONUSES: $2,100,000
CAP SPACE (22man roster): $1,037,166
Last edited by Beacon: 05272012 at 02:50 PM.
