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12-30-2012, 09:02 PM
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Respectfully, I did look it up on capgeek. In 2013-14, the Nucks with 13 signed players will have a $55 million cap hit. At the proposed $60 million cap in the current NHL proposal, that will leave $5 million to sign 10 players. Yes, the Nucks could amnesty Ballard to create another $4.5 million, but then they will only have $9.5 million to sign 3 defenders, and 6-7 forwards.
I suspect that a more rational plan would be to amnesty Lou and try to trade either Booth or Ballard and possibly both.
In any event, the Nucks are not alone. Under the old CBA, the Nucks and a number of other teams were in reasonable shape. Now, the teams that dumped salary are looking better positioned under the new CBA.
If we traded Lui, (most likely outcome) that gives us another 5.3 mil, with only Edler to get a raise, and only 4th liners to sign. We will be fine, despite the Mayan's prophecy the world will not end.
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