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02-21-2013, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
Problem is they didn't really spend it elsewhere, and don't really have a means of doing so. If your theory is that its free cap space for the future, we already know the Flyers don't think that far ahead. Paul Holmgren has already demonstrated that he can't think 2 weeks ahead. In the summer.

The following players, to some degree, are considered garbage by a fair number of people around here:

Shelley - 1.1M
Gervais - 825K
Foster - 950K
Knuble - 750K
Rinaldo - 544K
Sestito - 625K
Fedotenko - 1.75M
Lilja - 737K

These are essentially waste on our roster. Some of them only are in the mix out of necessity because of injuries. You'd probably be forced to keep at least 2 of these guys, but put together, it's over $7.281M. Other than those who are blatant Carle haters, to which they won't respond to this objectively (including all the back breaking turnovers that ended up in our net, which didn't happen), there wouldn't be a second thought if Yzerman offered Carle back for these 8 guys.
That's not exactly fair, because if you would still need to fill roster spots. If all of those guys were replaced by league-minimum contracts, you'd only save ~$3M.

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