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03-14-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Kwayry View Post
They have 11 mil.

I used BBkers table using comparables.
Stepan signs in 2013 for 2 years for $2.5M per
McD signs in 2013 for 4-5 years for $4.3M per
Hagelin signs in 2013 for 2 years for $2M per

That's 8.8M, even if we add a 20% fudge factor, that's 10Mil.

If they need more space, Asham and Bickel can be jettisoned for another 1.75 mil.
That gives them 2.75 Mil of cap space with everybody signed in 2013.
I think that number for Hagelin is short by about $750k, but let's assume it isn't. That leaves us with 12 signed forwards from the current roster, and 6 signed defensemen in McD, Girardi, Staal, Stralman, Bickel and Del Zotto. Since he's cheap, let's keep Bickel for 750k as our #7 D. Who fills the 13th forward and 6th defensive spots? Kreider should get a look. Well, his cap hit alone takes up about half of what we have left in cap space. So we're down to $1.4M for a #6D. Let's go cheap-o there as well and re-sign Eminger for his current salary of $700k. $700k left for call-ups in case of injury? We sure as hell better hope nobody gets hurt. Factor in even another $500k for Hagelin's deal and we have zero room for call-ups.

There's a reason teams don't operate within hundreds of thousands of dollars of the cap. You need to leave room for reserve players and call-ups, and maintain flexibility for trades and waiver movement.

How are you going to jettison Asham? Who wants a $1M player on their books with a bad back? You can banish Bickel to the minors, but good luck finding a 7th D that you can really count on for $750k.

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