Thread: Confirmed with Link: Sharks sign Brad Stuart (3 years, $3.6 per)
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06-21-2012, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by endy View Post
this isn't true at all. we trade clowe, niemi, we need to sign someone to replace them. that's even assuming the cap stays at 70 million and we spend to the cap, neither of which i would even call extremely likely. new cba could lower the cap to 65 mil and that might be our internal cap anyway (we didn't spend to cap last season).

assuming we unload murray for picks,we still need to resign bruan (RFA), a 7th dman, re-up winnik i guess, resign galiardi, desjardins, and fill out 4 other slots. if we trade away pavs or clowe, then we have to find a top 6 for the roughly the same price (HIGHLY unlikely) or we are in even worse cap hell. if the cap gets lowered to or if our internal cap is 65, then we are in horrible horrible shape. unless you consider trading clowe or neimi for picks as being a good thing.
There are a lot more variables than you're bringing up. One, Niemi being dumped for a pick and rolling with Greiss and Stalock is not a bad way to go and saves the team about 3 million. If there is a cap rollback, there will be salary rollbacks associated with them and it will reflect their cap number accordingly. There is also the small possibility of an amnesty buyout which would save the Sharks 2.5 mil. If we dump Clowe for picks and save that 3.625 mil, sign Suter for 7.5 mil, and trade Boyle for a Clowe replacement, that is a net increase of 700k. The bottom six will all be cheap with the exception being Winnik if he is retained. Galiardi, Desjardins, Sheppard, and Wingels will all cost about 750k at most. Moore would be about 1.5 mil at the most. Winnik 2.5 mil. A 7th d-man is a mil at most.

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