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01-03-2013, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by BBKers View Post
I agree
But any one of/multiple choices of the following players might need to be replaced (via waivers/trade) from within if the cap goes down close to $60M next year - ie "cut the fat"
  • Anton Strålman $1,700,000
  • Taylor Pyatt $1,550,000
  • Mike Rupp $1,500,000
  • Arron Asham $1,000,000

maybe by a few of the following:
  • Dylan McIllraith $1,295,000
  • JT Miller $1,244,167
  • Christian Thomas $970,000
  • Kyle Jean $970,000
  • Jesper Fast $900,000
  • Oscar Lindberg $760,000
  • Marek Hrivik $685,000
  • Kris Newbury $600,000
  • Micheal Haley $600,000
  • Chad Kolarik $525,000 (unsigned)
  • Mats Zuccarello $??? (unsigned)

I dunno
Time will tell
Well the prospects--McIlrath, Miller, Fast et al--don't count against the cap, so there'd be no logical reason to buy them out. Guys like Newbury will almost assuredly be below the threshold for having their salary count against the NHL cap as well, so they're probably safe.

Guys like Rupp, Stralman and Asham might be candidates. If there's a cap at $60M for 2014 then someone would have to go, and more than one if they want to keep Gaborik.

I think they settle on a number closer to $62M or $63M for 2014.


It's just pain.
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