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06-14-2013, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Hooked on Ponics View Post
Now I can where all of these trade Skinner advocates are coming from because we have so many forwards locked up long term that we're afraid to pull the trigger on a solution to a reliable top pairing defender. If it wasn't for the emergence of Faulk, I don't know where this team would be.

Letang is only 26 and entering his prime during the window that Staal and Semin are at they're best as superstars. We have some 3 million to the cap that JR is stubbornly not willing to spend which could be used to split the difference between Letang's and Pitkanen's salary. With the salary going up, and leverage being given, maybe sign Marc to a cap friendly deal and then some depth players and we're set for a Stanley Cup.
FORWARDS
Jeff Skinner ($5.725m) / Eric Staal ($8.250m) / Alexander Semin ($7.000m)
Jeremy Welsh ($0.850m) / Jordan Staal ($6.000m) / Jiri Tlusty ($1.600m)
Drayson Bowman ($0.600m) / Tuomo Ruutu ($4.750m) / Patrick Dwyer ($0.900m)
Kevin Westgarth ($0.725m)
DEFENSEMEN
Joni Pitkanen ($4.500m) / Tim Gleason ($4.000m)
Jamie McBain ($1.800m) / Jay Harrison ($1.500m)
Justin Faulk ($0.900m) /
GOALTENDERS
Cam Ward ($6.300m)
Justin Peters ($0.538m)
OTHER
Buyout: Derek Joslin ($0.125m)
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (1.400% of upper limit)
Jussi Jokinen ($0.900mó0.3%)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $56,962,500; BONUSES: $10,000
CAP SPACE (17-man roster): $7,347,500

That is the problem, and with a 61M cap (per GMJR) and 5 players needed. You can see the problem.

McBain swap for a 5/6 guy to pair with Jay, Skinner for a Top 4 to pair with Faulk. We might gain some cap space even to bulk up the bottom 6.

The Skinner + McBain for M. Staal + Boyle would be great:

FORWARDS
Jiri Tlusty ($1.600m) / Eric Staal ($8.250m) / Alexander Semin ($7.000m)
Valeri Nichushkin ($2.000m) / Jordan Staal ($6.000m) / Tuomo Ruutu ($4.750m)
Victor Rask ($0.863m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Patrick Dwyer ($0.900m)
Drayson Bowman ($0.600m) / Jeremy Welsh ($0.850m) / Kevin Westgarth ($0.725m)
Nicolas Blanchard ($0.538m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Justin Faulk ($0.900m) / Tim Gleason ($4.000m)
Joni Pitkanen ($4.500m) / Marc Staal ($3.975m)
Jay Harrison ($1.500m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Brett Bellemore ($0.525m) /
GOALTENDERS
Cam Ward ($6.300m)
Dan Ellis ($0.800m)
OTHER
Buyout: Derek Joslin ($0.125m)
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (1.400% of upper limit)
Jussi Jokinen ($0.900mó0.3%)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,175,833; BONUSES: $292,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,416,667

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