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03-17-2013, 03:24 PM
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Bailey isn't any better than Vermette, Lombardi or Hanzal. So why trade for him? He is also an RFA who needs to be paid. I'd much, much rather trade for someone that has a ceiling higher than 30 points. The whole point of trading Klesla is to clear money to keep Yandle while opening up a spot and acquiring a decent forward.

This team literally does not have a first line. I think you have to trade Yandle. It sucks that he is such an awesome guy. But you need to clear that money to sign another scoring winger, and trade for a #1C.

Here's what a "keep Yandle, trade Klesla" scenario looks like.

That's terrible. Maloney has to swap full price players for ELCs constantly if he wants to have a competitive roster. We don't have any talent at forward coming through the system. What you see is what you get. It's so bad that I might explore trading Gormley for an equivalent forward prospect. Look how old that lineup is. Devoid of skill, mostly. That's what $54 million looks like when you pay three guys $15 million on the back end. I didn't even account for money to Stone and Korpi, just their tenders, and Boedker might need more money. Smith too.

If the team moves, you trade Doan. If the team stays, you trade Yandle. Sucks, but that's where we are at. There is no feasible way to ice a team as good as this year, past years, or anywhere near good enough to reliably be considered a playoff team with both of those guys on the roster next year without an owner. It is what it is. OEL's back-loaded contract is great and all, but it still doesn't change much. If anything, it gives us a better shot at keeping Boedker.
Bailey would replace Sullivan's old-ass, not Vermette, Hanzal or Lombardi. And Bailey isn't going to get a lot. NYI have kinda screwed him.

Mikkel Boedker ($3.200m) / Antoine Vermette ($3.750m) / Shane Doan ($5.300m)
Josh Bailey ($1.300m) / Martin Hanzal ($3.100m) / Radim Vrbata ($3.000m)
Lauri Korpikoski ($1.850m) / Matthew Lombardi ($1.500m) / David Moss ($2.100m)
Kyle Chipchura ($0.875m) / Boyd Gordon ($1.525m) / Nick Johnson ($0.725m)
Paul Bissonnette ($0.738m) /
Oliver E.-Larsson ($5.500m) / Zbynek Michalek ($4.000m)
Keith Yandle ($5.250m) / Derek Morris ($2.750m)
David Schlemko ($1.188m) / Michael Stone ($0.833m)
Chris Summers ($0.803m) /
Mike Smith ($3.500m)
Chad Johnson ($0.600m)
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (0.046% of upper limit)
Rostislav Klesla ($0.030mó1.0%)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $53,415,500; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $10,884,500

Plus there's still like $2M left, since OEL is getting $3.5M in year one and his caphit is $5.5M. So there's still some wiggle room. And if someone wants to pay Smith $4M to play in another system, good luck to 'em. That's an expensive gamble.

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