It's a $2 million hit for Zherdev (via Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly), which is a relief for Flyers fans. There was talk Zherdev was looking for $4 million, which was preposterous. The term's perfect; the salary makes this a reasonable gamble for Philly.
Whatever the salary was going to be, it's still so-long Simon Gagne, and thanks for the all cap space.
Said Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravalli: "I think the move absolutely means Simon Gagne(notes) is packing his bags." He said that Zherdev puts the Flyers over the cap.
The difference between Cote and Shelley is just over $500,000, it doesn't make or break your cap.
You need to be at least $1 million under the cap to begin with for insurance and injury call up reasons. Flyers are now over that cap by $2 million with Cote on the roster.
huh? i thought the numbers posted earlier were something like 270k over?
edit: and to be clear, im pretty frustrated by all the overpayments in this offseason and past years. but the shelley signing really just bothers me, because it's completely worthless. he brings nothing new or beneficial to the team. carcillo, asham, and hartnell are all the toughness the flyers need imo. im fine with the zherdev signing since it has potential to be a great deal, but all the other crap might cost us gagne. and that pisses me off. i'd rather see hartnell go if necessary, but really...ideally...nobody should have to be dumped.
edit 2: id also prefer NOT having a cote, and NOT having a shelly, if it means having a ****ing goalie.
Last edited by Beef Invictus: 07-09-2010 at 05:21 PM.