Thread: Proposal: EDM and PHI
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04-17-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
Eh, other than maybe 2/3LW, the open forward slots are on the fourth line, and shouldn't cost much to fill. Between Briere's butout and the 10 percent cushion / Pronger's LTIR, I don't see any cap issue this year.

The only way they would have to move salary to clear the cap would be if they are unwilling to buyout Briere for some reason.
If they are active at all in he UFA market, any name free against is going to run them close to $5 mil. Streit wants $5.5 x 3 yrs and will get it if not more. Tyler Bozak is shooting for $5 mil. So there goes the entire sum of Briere's buyout. 3 fourth line guys are to run you just under $2 mil, unless Laughton makes the team at $1.1 mil. The Flyers do have Prongers LTIR hit, but they have to be below cap on day one, so I guess they could send down Schenn/Couturier/Laughton on paper to get under that but then they won't be able to bank any cap space for trades later in the year and it could hurt with performance bonuses next summer when they have to sign Giroux, B.Schenn, Read, and Couturier. It is not a good situation to use Prongers LTIR hit from day one of the season.

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