Thread: Value of: Dan Boyle to Ottawa
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01-04-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
I've gone over exactly how they can keep Boyle for 2013-14 if they want. They don't need to keep Clowe. They don't need to keep Murray. They have players in their system that can step into their roles. They have players in their system that can step into even other player's roles that may be expendable like Burish or Stuart or Niemi if they are bought out via the amnesty. The goalie situation is the easiest one because they have two guys that just need a legitimate chance and they'll be good to go in Stalock or Greiss. They have a plethora of d-men that can play the bottom pairing in Worcester.

They won't use the buyout on Marleau. I never even offered that as an option nor would I. It would be stupid for the Sharks to do that unless they can re-sign him for cheaper depending on how the rules would be for the amnesty buyout.
First, you don't get infinite amnesty buyouts. This week I read that there might be two. That is the first time I have heard that each team would get more than one.

Clowe and Murray are gone for sure. I will be generous and assume that there really are 2 buyouts, not just one. If we buy out both niemi and Stuart that saves some money, but they have to be replaced. Below is what the roster looks like if you buy those two players out. I also bumped up the salaries of those who need to be resigned (using easy numbers to speed up the math).

Patrick Marleau ($6.900m) / Joe Thornton ($7.000m) / Martin Havlat ($5.000m)
????????? ($????) / Logan Couture ($2.875m) / Joe Pavelski ($4.000m)
T.J. Galiardi ($1.550m) / Tommy Wingels ($0.775m) / Adam Burish ($1.850m)
Andrew Desjardins ($0.640m) / James Sheppard ($1.250m) / John McCarthy ($0.613m)
13th Fwd ($.750m)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic ($3.100m) / Brent Burns ($5.760m)
Jason Demers ($1.750m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m)
Sena Acolatse ($0.900m) / Justin Braun ($1.250m)
7th Dman ($.750)
Thomas Greiss ($2.588m)
Harri Sateri ($0.875m)
SALARY CAP: $60,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $56,841,667; BONUSES: $357,500
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $2,758,333

It is generally a good idea to keep at least 600,000 in cap space (if not more) for injury replacements and trades during the season. This leaves you with $2mil to find a second line LW. I don't see one in the system that will be ready by next year. Who do you think will fill that hole?

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