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05-15-2013, 05:28 PM
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If they trade Miller and Vanek will they be over the cap floor?
As of right now they are at $48.7M
trading Vanek and Miller would drop $13.4M (if they trade them and hold 50% they drop $6.7M
Weber $0.95M---resigned at $1.5M-$2.0M
Hodgson $1.67M---resigned at $3.5M
Enroth $0.68M---depending on if Miller is still here...$0.90-$2.0M
Flynn $1.03M---resigned at $1.2M
Scott $0.60M--resigned for the same
---one of the two Dmen signed at around a $1.0M contract and the other signed to an AHL contract.
The signings total $9M
roster additions next year:
If they don't retain any of Miller or Vaneks salary they will likely be above the cap floor next year.
In any deal of Miller or Vanek---they will likely aquire an NHL ready player or two.
or a vet--these players would be on the club next year.
McCormick and Gerbe would be candidates for an old fashioned roster buy out if their numbers are above 23 players.
They appear to be near the cap floor which is another reason why they likely are not going to do any amnesty buyout of Stafford or Leino next year. Instead they wait until summer 2014 to possibly do that.
because of this --it makes summer of 2014 more interesting because the team will be near the cap floor.....they likely will try to go out then and make some trades and UFA signins. Their cap goal for 2014 would be to stay around $51M---then they have $10M of cap space to be a UFA player. With Leino and Stafford trade/buyouts they would have almost $19M to play with.
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