There is about 5M$ left, and it's extremely thin considering I would personnaly add a guy like Lang and a winger like Kotalik. I like Spacek and Cammarrelli contracts however. Money way more well spent than on Kovalev and Komisarek.
one more top winger and we're competing for the cup this year! If its Gabby, I'll even say top 2 in the east.
can you share whatever you're having? We're still as far as were to competing as last year. Changing Koivu for Gomez and potentially Kovy or Tanguay for Cam isn't going to bring us anywhere new. We'll probably have a better first line and better PP with Spacek, but the 2nd/3rd/4th line won't change at all and that is a cause for concern since they did absolutely nothing last year.
Hopefully a new coach, system, new season will help them all.. I just don't see how we can win anything if Plek/Kosts still blow. And we're still way too soft up front.
There are ways to circumvent the cap, by giving long term contract. Give a front loaded ~70 M to Havlat 15 years contract. You can buy him out at any time, and only takes ~ 4M cap space. Then sign kovy 4 years 4,5M 4,5M 3M 1M. With minor trades, you can probably fit under the cap.