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12-30-2012, 11:19 AM
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Vinnyt88
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
FORWARDS
Rick Nash ($7.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Chris Kreider ($1.325m) / Derek Stepan ($2.600m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Carl Hagelin ($1.450m) / Oscar Lindberg ($0.760m) / Kyle Jean ($0.925m)
Micheal Haley ($0.600m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Andrew Yogan ($0.800m)
DEFENSEMEN
Ryan McDonagh ($3.600m) / Dan Girardi ($3.325m)
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Anton Stralman ($1.700m)
Michael Del Zotto ($2.000m) / Stu Bickel ($0.750m)
GOALTENDERS
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($1.300m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $60,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $59,926,667; BONUSES: $1,190,000
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $73,333


And the NHL's proposal has the bonus cushion in existence for each season, so this most drastic scenario is actually not as drastic as it needs to be. What we lose in that situation is Michael Sauer and the veteran presences of Rupp, Asham and Pyatt. Finding Jeff Halpern type vets shouldn't be more expensive than Lindberg, Jean and Yogan anyway. If Sauer comes back healthy and performs really really well, then swap him with Stralman. All of these sacrifices combined are still far preferable to losing Marion Gaborik.

And I still think McDonagh, Stepan and likely Hagelin get less than what I laid out, but we will see. Obviously, it would be easier if the NHLPA could negotiate a higher cap for 13-14, but $60m is definitely workable if manipulated correctly.
I think they should find a way to keep gabby and Mdz like you proposed above. We only have to bridge gabby for the last year of his contract then hopefully he would resign for a lesser average per year due to age/injury history as Sathers leverage. As for MDZ we have absolutely no power play quarter back and I know he has not been great at it yet. He is the only one with the offensive upside in our system to get there. Our power play is bad enough now.

Anyone know if stall can play both sides on d ? If so maybe pair him with MDZ. That would have a beuke/leetch feel to it. And give MDZ some confidence to jump in the play more.

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