Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XIX
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03-19-2013, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by CapitalsCupFantasy View Post
Ribeiro isn't going to be here anyway. People better start accepting that.

Not sure why it's so hard to conceptualize multiple player moves to form the roster next season. You mentioned Fehr (who may have already priced himself out of DC) and Mojo and guy who could easily be moved out based upon a pathetic season so far. I could see the Caps stuffing him into that 2C role to replace Ribs. McPhee loves to "try our own"...

A simple redistribution of the $9 mil from Poti, Schultz and Hamrlik will help and there are other moves to be made beyond those if they're not enough.
Run the numbers yourself. Return everyone minus Ribeiro and don't bring in Miller, and there's upwards of $9M in cap space. Return everyone minus Ribeiro and bring in Miller, and it's $3M.

Fehr has very little effect on those numbers, since I had him at the $600K he's on now. Any roster replacement would be at least that much. But bring him back with a raise, and the cap space gets even smaller. Without Miller, you can add significantly. With him you can't.

And there's still the whole thing with him being an average goalie. Considering his average save percentage rank over his career is 15.25, that's a pretty safe statement to make.

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