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07-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by swiftwin View Post
Ah yes, I forgot about that... Weird how having a 35+ contract is seen as a positive thing in this regard, and not negative...

But even the $3M, how do we fix that? Trade? We don't have room to add free agents.
There are still technically 2 more roster spots that the Sens could use to put their full roster at 23 (which they generally carried last season). Presumably, Borowiecki, Wiercioch or maybe Benoit would be added as the 7th defenseman and they will almost assuredly break camp with 1 of Silfverberg, Zibanejad or Stone who are not included in that amount currently.

The other question about the floor is whether teams need to be at it right when the season starts or to simply reach it through the course of the season. Team cap hits inflate during the season because of all of the injury callups etc so the Sens would almost assuredly be over the floor over that time.

The question that doesn't appear to be clear is whether a team needs to be at the floor on Day 1 of the season or not. If so, then yeah, they'll probably have to make an additional move. It doesn't however, need to be a big one as they'll be pretty close to the floor when all is said and done.

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