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01-28-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by onebighockeyfan View Post
Interesting point. Means Habs are a little tighter but the bonus can be carried over to next year I think (which does not look much better cap wise. Realistically it means the Habs would have to trade Kaberle if Subban signs.
There shouldn't be a problem. Even without the bonus cushion, Capgeek has us at 3.4 million under the cap with 25 players on the roster. Send down 3 players, say Blunden, Palushaj and Nokelainen (when they heal up), and we now have 5.1 million in cap space to sign Subban. Plus PK will have already missed at least 1/10 of the season by the time he returns so we would only be on the hook for 90% of his cap hit/salary for the season, and that number is decreasing by the day. So we're left with 5.66 million in cap space, and counting, to sign Subban (without taking into account the bonus cushion) which would be more than enough even if MB "caves".

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