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05-16-2013, 12:15 AM
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That's just wrong. If every signed player from the roster comes back (not traded), the ducks have 52 out of the 63 million dollar cap eaten up. That's with 8/12 forwards and 5/6 defense men. 11 million for 5 players is not much at all. It's doable but that leaves no room at all for any kind of a big name without a trade.
Every team is going to be really close to the cap. It is dropping dramatically. It is the reason why players like Luongo might have to be bought out.

The Ducks will spend what the need to this year as the cap is much closer to what the team normally pays in actual salary. They will fill the roster with young, cheap players and resign the good, young, and cheap players. When the cap goes up the year after, and it will, the Ducks will gain more room.

I am not arguing against dropping salary on this team because I think we should. However, this is just not the summer to be trading goalies. The value for top-end goalies is low due to the number available and there doesn't seem to be a large market for them in the first place. Furthermore, as Emerald Duck alluded to a number of posts ago, trading at the deadline will probably not maximize either goalies value either.

Goaltending is not an area you want to have issues with. Trading proven goaltenders in the hope that untested/barely tested goaltenders will carry the load is a gamble and is not necessary.

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