CBA Negotiations III: Why Can't We All Just...Get Along?
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12-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
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I respectfully disagree.
Because the Flyers did not break the bank and sign anyone in the offseason. I'd say we are in a better position in terms of cap space and young talent than many of the top money spenders in the league.
In the event that the entire season is cancelled and the cap is set for 60.3M for 2013-2014.
We will have the following players under contract:
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jakub Voracek ($4.250m)
Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Danny Briere ($6.500m) / Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m)
Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Luke Schenn ($3.600m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m)
Bruno Gervais ($0.825m)
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.667m)
Oskars Bartulis ($0.100m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $60,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $49,776,667; BONUSES: $2,705,000
CAP SPACE (15-man roster): $13,228,333
Assuming we resign our vital RFA's:
Rinaldo ~ .650m
Bourdon ~ .700m
Gustafsson ~ 1.000m
That leaves approximately $10,878,333 to sign:
(1) top pairing defensemen
(2) bottom 9 forwards
(1) backup goalie
I think it can be accomplished.
I just want to point out that is a very short term of looking at things.
Eventually we will need to sign free agents, but it will be hard to justify signing players to contracts more expensive than giroux. Now Just look at the briere and bryzgalov signings. Those were done with huge first year money deals and lower compensation at the end to bring down the aav. That wont be allowed anymore. SO that strategy we put into place to entice free agents will no longer be a advantage for us. We will be forced to compete with all other teams , and the lesser teams that need a big free agent signing will now become the most desirable locations since they can offer the most money now, whereas we could offer more money in ways that could bring down the aav.
That weber deal we offered simply wont be allowed anymore. THese are the type of deals that gave us and other teams distinct advantages over smaller markets.
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