Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-05-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
I'm going to use EDM as an example. In 13-14 they have 14 players signed....48,450,000 tied up in cap. RNH and Schultz are on their last years of ELC's. One can assume RNH will get 6,000,000 (same as Hall/Eberle), and Shultz at least 5,000,000. We are now at 51,925,000. Add Luongo's 5.3 and we are at 57,225,000 with 15 players signed. NOW, if the cap is 60 mil, they have 2,775,000 to fill out the roster....doable?

Doable. Do you think Horcoff and Hemsky, who combine for 10.5m in cap-hit, will be on the team when Hemsky has been rumoured in trade for 2 years (mostly linked with DET) and Horcoff is called mega-overpaid by even the most staunch EDM media analyst (Spector comes to mind)? I don't. He's 50/50 for a buyout IMO. The cap is just not the death knell you are trying to make it out to be.

Edit: Oh, and RNH and Shultz are at .925k _during_ the 13-14 season. That's the season the cap is 60m. After that season, who knows what it will be? So I'm not sure why their raises are relevant in that year?

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