Thread: Cap at 43.5M
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05-28-2006, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The Macho Man
It's great that the cap is going up by 4.5 million or so but it's only usefull if we use that extra 4.5 million of wiggle room.

just as we may want to, so will TB, VAN, TOR, PHD, DET, COL, DAL, NYR, CAR, EDM, ANH, BTN, NSH, OTT, SJ...

and there aren t that many 4.5M$ worthy UFAs to go around. I calculate that we'll be saving about 4M$ on 1 way contract player departures (Sundstrom, Ribeiro, Bulis, Dagenais, Vandermeer) and we'll save about 2M$ more on the Theodore trade (assuming Huet signs for 2.5 to 3.0M$).

That makes about 9.5 to 10.5M$ in cap space. But thecompetition will be fierce as alot of other teams will be vying for the same names we are looking at and there aren't that many to go around.
This year UFA corp is very strong if you are alooking for a D-man . Chara,Redden,Kubina,McCabe,Jonanovski,McKee,Leetch ,Johnsson,Blake are all top-2 material and free like the wind .

But up front it's very thin .

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