Thread: Salary Cap: The Oilers and the cap
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07-22-2013, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by CROTT View Post
Next year the Oilers will gain some breathing room with Hemsky, N. Schultz, Jones, and Smyth being UFA clearing 11,250,000 of cap space. And the cap will probably go up 2 to 3 million. But that off season the Oilers have to re-sign Nugent-Hopkins, J. Schultz, Petry and Dubnyk or other starting goaltender. Which would be an estimated RNH ~6,000,000 (equal to Hall and Eberle contracts), J. Shultz ~5,000,000 , Petry ~2,500,000, Goaltender ~3,500,000 totaling 17,000,000. And the Oilers would still need to fill those roster spots, with an average of ~900,000 that is 3,600,000.
Aren't you forgetting to subtract the existing Nuge, Dubnyk, Schultz and Petry deals? Including bonuses, those add up to 13 mil. So with the numbers you list, we have 27ish million to make it happen. Your estimates suggest it can happen for around 21 mil.

Not as dire as you make it sound.

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