Thread: Salary Cap: The Oilers and the cap
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07-23-2013, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jeblers View Post
ELC's hitting 8 million of the 9.15 million in bonuses is probably a reach, don't you think? I would be suprised even if we keep Hemsky that we would have a cap penalty going into 2014-15.
I still think that it's likely that a defender is moved, possibly in a deal along with Hemsky. Although I think that Hemmer might very well be retained and moved later in the year. A team that loses a top six winger to injury and needs a replacement or a contending team going into the playoffs might find Hemsky to be an attractive option. I certainly wouldn't be at all surprised if Nick Schultz was the defender who is on his way out of town. We have a lot of defenseman now, and Nick wasn't great last season.

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