Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVIII
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02-22-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Of course it's circumstantial. They're not going to come out and say they have an internal cap as they raise ticket prices. But it's also logical.
Is it logical to think they were planning on going with what they had this year minus Semin, adding a few crap pieces like Wolski, Hillen, Fehr and roll the dice. Worst case, they do what they are doing now, and get a top-5 pick.

Knowing that the lockout would occur and the cap would lower after this year, other teams paid for FAs for this year, and therefore they are cap-strapped next year, whereas we could be more flexible. Hammer, Poti, Erskine, off the books. We would just have to re-up Hendricks, Alzner, Kundratek, Mojo, and GKs. We could probably get Ribs if he wants to come back(if or if we don't trade him at the TDL) for 3 years, $14-16 million. This would still give us a chance to sign a top 6 wing after the 2012-13 season and bring over Forsberg if he is deemed ready.

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