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06-25-2012, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
A ton of misinformation here. Coyotes are not required to stay at the cap floor. Cap has nothing to do with it. They spent at least fifty million dollars on NHL salaries last season and are nowhere near that for next season.

Langkow, Roszival, and Aucoin are all walking. Clears up a ton of cash.

Obviously we are allowed to take on longer, larger contracts. We just acquired Zbynek Michalek and sent zero dollars the other way.

If Doan and Whitney do stay, that's fantastic. They made seven and a half million bucks last year. There is no way in hell they make a penny over eight, combined, on this team next season. So no real raise there. Nor anywhere else on the roster. The Coyotes have plenty of financial flexibility if they should head into next season in Phoenix owned by the league.
If they aren't strapped for cash and able to pay out big contracts, then why have they never done so? They are always near the bottom of the league in revenue in and salary out. They are a "floor" team, and they know it. Last year's floor was $48.3M. With the salary cap going up $3M, this year, the floor will be $51M+. Phoenix cannot afford to become spenders. They simply don't have the revenue to support it.

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