Free Agent Frenzy 2012 - ALL NON-RANGER UFA TALK AND SIGNINGS HERE! (PART IV)
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07-03-2012, 05:50 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Interesting take on the Flyers offer for Parise
I think Holmgren is playing a gutsy game of poker here, making sure the cash-strapped Devils pay well to keep their captain, or making sure the Penguins fill as much of their recently opened cap space to sign him. Little or no cap room at the start of the season means little or no wiggle room to repair your roster when those upper-body and lower-body injuries occur midseason
Pittsburgh needs Suter more than Parise. Suter doesn't want to play there. Pittsburgh doesn't need more offense. Scoring goals is not a problem for them.
The Wings have about $17 million in salary cap space, but $5 million of that is earmarked to re-sign restricted free agents Justin Abdelkader and Kyle Quincey. Teams can go 10% over the $70.2-million salary cap as long as they're compliant by the start of the season. However, because a new collective bargaining agreement has to be negotiated, the Wings are bearing in mind that the cap could change.
Change as in decreasing from $70.2M. You look at the teams with most money committed for next season. Boston can put Savard on long term IR. The Thomas 35 plus contract depends upon the CBA. VAN can free up the money by trading Luongo. Calgary can free up the dollars trading Bouwmeester. If Chicago signs Parise,they will need to dump $$$.
The source also said that, if the Hawks were to sign Parise, a significant move to make room under the salary cap “seems inevitable.
NO part of Sharp. He has NMC. Some type of NTC. He is beginning the 1st year of a 5 year extension. Good player. $5.9M cap hit. He will be 31 this December.
If Chicago wants to dump Kane's $6.3M,different story.
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