Thread: Salary Cap: The Oilers and the cap
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07-23-2013, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Fourier View Post
The cap at $64.3M is already inflated. Based on the last full season it should be at about $62.6M. The $CDN has also dropped since then by between 5-6 cents. Every 1 cent drop in the $CDN drags the cap down by about $200K. So assuming the $CDN stays where it is, to get to a cap of $70M you would need organic growth of about 16%.
Good analysis. I think you'd need 12% growth on that given a sustained 5 cent drop in the CAD to get to a $70M cap. Regardless, you won't see the cap at that number. I can't see it getting over $68 M.

Where the team stands now, using one of the compliance buyouts on Belanger looks like a weak move. Hopefully MacT can shed some salary.

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