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02-02-2013, 01:42 PM
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The Coming Budget Crisis

Hyperbole, I know. But never the less it seems we will have to cut some salary next year by not signing someone of importance.

The current payroll for the 2013-14 season sits at 34.7 million. We have 4 significant RFA that need to be re-signed (Wheeler, Little, Bogo and Burmistrov). My guess is between those 4 players we will be looking at 15 million in salary. Some might say this is high but our estimates for this past off season's RFAs were way too low. On top of that we have two other RFA which will needed to be signed (Redmond and Postma).

We have a few UFA as well that we will need to re-sign or find someone who will replace them. Antropov and Hainsey. On top of that we will have Ponikarovsky, Wellwood, Miettinen, Clitsome and Montoya.

Our roster if we sign all our notable RFA

Kane - Oli - Wheeler
Ladd - Blank - Little
Blank - Burmi - Scheifele
Wright - Slater - Thorburn

Buff - Enstrom
Bogo - Stuart
Postma - Redmond


So we basically have 8-11 million to sign 2 or 3 notable forwards, a serviceable defenseman and a back up goalie. It seems unlikely that we will be able to sign both Antropov and Hainsey as well.

Thoughts? Did I go wrong anywhere?

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