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03-14-2013, 02:33 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 15% 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.
So, Asham and Bickel wouldn't have to be replaced?

We have 11 mil, but that's with only 17 players signed. Stepan, McD and Hagelin brings us to 20. If you get rid of Asham and Bickel, we only have 18.

NHL teams regularly have 22 or 23 players on the roster. 19 on the ice, a backup goalie, a 7th dman and 1 or 2 spare forwards.

Go on capgeek and look at the numbers yourself. The money is tight. A lot depends on what our RFAs get. Sather already flipped Rupp for a cheaper option. He may do the same thing with Boyle. And I'm sure he'll do everything he can to keep the cap hits down for our RFAs. But no matter what, it's still going to be tight, and does nothing to address our depth issues.

Trading Gaborik may not be necessary for cap reasons. Sather may just do it to get more depth in the lineup and add players who better fit the team concept. Either way, I don't see it happening until at least the draft.

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