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07-06-2013, 05:40 AM
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We are not actually cap compliant now. We're fine for the offseason but we have to be under cap including the LTIR contracts before the opening day of the season. Basically I think our roster looks like this:

Scott Hartnell ($4.750m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jakub Voracek ($4.250m)
Brayden Schenn ($0.900m) / Vincent Lecavalier ($4.500m) / Wayne Simmonds ($3.975m)
Scott Laughton ($0.925m) / Sean Couturier ($0.925m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
Jay Rosehill ($0.675m) / Adam Hall ($0.600m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m)
Zac Rinaldo ($0.750m) / Eric Wellwood ($0.594m) /
Kimmo Timonen ($6.000m) / Mark Streit ($5.250m)
Chris Pronger ($4.941m) / Braydon Coburn ($4.500m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Luke Schenn ($3.600m)
Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m) / Erik Gustafsson ($1.100m)
Marc-Andre Bourdon ($0.613m) /
Ray Emery ($1.650m)
Steve Mason ($1.500m)
Buyout: Oskars Bartulis ($0.100m)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $66,180,856; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (25-man roster):- $1,880,856

As players can only be demoted when healthy we have to carry Wellwood and Bourdon for now. I've seen people say that Bourdon is healthy, or will be soon, so if you demote him we'd still have to demote 2 others (Rinaldo and Rosehill probably) in order to be under the cap by $156,644. That would also leave us a forward short on opening day. Now I dunno if on opening day, first thing in the morning, we can say Pronger and Wellwood are LTIR and then call other people up but it's still not the best way to do things (we've spent all the bonus money that would then be taken off next years cap for example).

For that reason I'd begrudgingly ship Coburn for Beaulieu as I think it's not a bad deal, addresses some of our needs and theirs. Any bigger deals including more players are hard to speculate at because there's a lot of stuff involved. Montreal has the cap space and could probably do with a top 4 D who is tied down for a few years and we could do with a young PMD.

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