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04-24-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned View Post
I don't think St. Louis really has that much cap problems...

They have over $25M in cap-space and only really 4 key RFA's.

If you say Pietrangelo gets $5.75M, Shatty $4.75M, Berglund $3.750M, Stewart $4.75M that leaves them over $6M to fill 4 roster spots. Even if you bump up each of those numbers by $0.5M that's still $4M for 4 roster spots. Yea, they may be forced to let go of a guy like Leopold or McDonald if someone offer sheets but they're really not in that tight of a cap situation. An offer sheet might force them to move a player they'd otherwise keep - Cole, McDonald, Leopold, Jackman - but I can't see them not matching anything unless it's just ridiculous
I think it will be more like Pietrangelo 6.5M, Shattenkirk 5.5M, Berglund 4.5mil, Stewart 5.5mil, for a total of 22mil. Then they still have 7 players to sign to ice a complete roster with only 25mil in cap space so something has to give in St.Louis.
They'll sign those guys but I think Halak, Perron, Steen and Jaybo could be had for cheap.

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