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01-18-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
$10M doesn't include raises to the RFAs, nor does it include the cost of replacing the UFAs that the number assumes will walk. So factor in raises to Stepan, McDonagh and Hagelin, plus the cost of replacing Halpern, Eminger, Segal and Gilroy.
That makes it seem a little more daunting than it is - we don't need to sign/replace 7 guys. To be clear, we actually have a little over $10.5MM in space and the only things we NEED to do are:
- Re-sign Stepan
- Re-sign McDonagh
- Re-sign Hagelin
- Replace one fourth line forward

That gets you to a 20 man roster, with a full complement of forwards, D and goalies. If past history is any indication, Torts won't want much more - maybe a 7th D. Easily done if you sign the RFAs to bridge contracts. Tighter if one of them (*cough* McDonagh) gets a longer term deal, but you should still be able to squeeze it in.

Of course, this is before factoring in any potential trades.

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