How does it work? Even in two months, even at the deadline, it seems to me that Gaborik's salary would put us over the cap...still every analyst in the city discusses the trade as being possible. But I can't see mathematically how it could be done
Well we have about 2 million in free space right now....
That 2million becomes more significant as the season goes on.
The cap is calculated daily.... it is
Money Paid to this point + Money owed assuming everyone on your roster stays for the full season....
As time passes... Minny picks up more of the money paid portion of Gaboriks contract and there is less left on the money owed side.
For example with 2million in space... half way through the season we can pick up a player who's yearly salary is 4 million more than what we are giving up.
yeah gainey should announce he just signed him to a 5 year extension to shut everyone up. for years and years fans and media whined and whined about no one wanting to play here and no farm team. suddenly habs draft a guy who loves being here, understands the pressure and expectations and is already a leader and solid goal scorer. higgins will become drury like within 5 years. i guarantee it.
and the guy is in every freakin' rumor out there. granted many come from the teams who want him, but the media should be ashamed of themselves putting this shiite on him. it's pathetic. based on pre-existing team chemistry + our depth at wing, i'll take no. 21 over the 26 year old super star euro made of glass head case ANY DAY.
*edit marinaro just announced higgins didn't get clearance. guess he's not on a plane to minny yet
Thanks man! You said everything I wanted to say.
Enough with the Gaborik talk. I like this team the way it is right now. If we have to add anything, lets wait for Sundin (in case he ever makes up his mind to play)
I think people are reading too much into this. With the next game not until Saturday it makes good sense to sit out Higgins one more game, ensure he's 100%, and not lose him to further injury in a "meaningless" Monday night game in October against Flordia. I wouldn't be shocked if A. Kost goes on IR, making room for Chips.
I don't want Gaborik, and I'm happy if no trade is going to happen...
However, I don't understand this injury. At the very beginning, Higgins was going to be ready for the opening game...
Groin injuries are funny. You walk around and feel 100%, then you put on skates and the motions associated with skating - pushing off, stopping abruptly, turning, etc. - aggrevate it. Then, if a strain turns into a tear, or a chronic issue, you're then talking months instead of days.
you know, i been thinking. Pleks has not been the same this season for some reason or another, maybe Higgins is the answer he needs? You think that Higgins could get pleks and kovalev going? I have been a big keep the pleks/kost/kovalev line together but they have not done squat really so far. maybe this is the perfect oppertunity to try higgins on pleks wing. They were gold in the past.
this would open a kost lang kost line everyone has been itching for this, lets try it on saturday carbo