Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread IV: Top-6 Center Stop Gaps? Super Heavyweights?
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09-10-2013, 11:31 AM
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And if there is no centers available do we just hold onto cap space? You bring Kulemin in and I think you can move Jones at some point, which would open up some space.
Well if all the bonuses are hit the Oilers will actually be ~$3.5 million over the cap this season as their roster sits right now. Obviously one of Potter/Larsen will go down to get down to a 23 man roster and that cuts about a million or so... but again they will probably be over the cap if the players with performance bonuses (Yakupov, RNH, JSchultz, Belov) play well and achieve them all... which is always a possibility.
I don't really think the Oilers have much cap to hold onto. Adding Kulemin and getting rid of a Jones helps but they'd still be over the cap and essentially borrowing from next year... especially if the cap doesn't rise as much as people (like Holmgren obviously
) think it will.
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