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03-14-2013, 12:11 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
and in the next few years, Markov and Gionta contracts will be off the books, not much longer after it will be the Moen and Prust, and by then chances are a few of our young D (Beaulieu, Tinordi for example) could be ready to replace our 3 or 4 Mil D (like Diaz, Emelin if they keep playing the way they do now)...
When Markov and Gionta come off the books, we will likely already be up against the cap. They will create 10.5M of space, plus probably an increase of cap by the league but that's unpredictable yet.
When their contracts expire, PK, Eller, Emelin and Diaz will all need to be renewed. Not to mention, Markov and Gionta will also be re-signed (granted for cheaper, but it's still millions being added to the cap). Perhaps Gionta will be let go, but Markov should be re-signed (so long as he stays healthy).

Moen and Prust will still be counting against our cap unless they're traded. The fact that they come off the 2 summers after is completely irrelevant.

Point is, we will have a tough time making all of our players fit under the cap. Some might be traded by then, who knows. But looking at our current roster, locking up PK to a cheaper deal and saving about 2M a year from it would have helped our situation. Not sure why you stubbornly keep disputing this.

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