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01-14-2013, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
Let's see how much the cap increases between now and then.

Lundqvist likely won't be getting a pay raise. Nobody will get more than $1-2 raises. Rupp, Boyle, Asham, Pyatt and Halpern will be replaced by Miller, Lindberg, Fast, Hrivik and Jean, saving us almost $2.

Nash ($7.8) - Brad ($6.667) - Gabby or UFA ($7)
Kreider ($2.5) - Stepan ($2.5) - Callahan ($5.5)
Hagelin ($2.5) - Miller ($1.25) - Fast ($0.9)
Hrivik ($.685) - Lindberg ($.760) - Jean ($0.925)
Haley or similar UFA ($.6)

FORWARDS: $39,587

McDonagh ($4) - Girardi ($6)
Staal (3.975) - McIlrath ($1.295)
MDZ ($3.5) - Stralman or similar UFA ($1.7)
Gilroy is similar UFA ($.65)

DEFENSE: $21,120

Lundqvist: $6.875
Backup: $1

GOALIES: $7,875

TOTAL: $68,582

There's no reason the cap won't go up to $70 by 2014-15, making it very possible for us to sign Gaborik or another UFA for $7.0-7.5. The cap increased by $11 over the last two years. There's no reason it can't do so again in the next 2 years (it would actually be a smaller percentage increase).
I'm not going to pick this apart with my opinions - but one thing that stands out to me is Girardi making $6M and I just don't see that happening. Most G gets is $5M, long term. He's a good player for us and an integral part of the team but unless he's scoring 45-55 pts along with his D I don't see how he makes $6M.

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