The cap will go down in the next CBA. The players get 57% right now. The NFL players are going except less but their pool of money is $10 BILLION and that number will only increase. The NBA players will get less but the NBA proposed a $62M cap in their last proposal. The NHL is a $3 billion business. Brooks wrote last Sunday the 1st year cap in the next CBA will be the current midpoint of $56M. It's not that bad. With the Drury buyout,the Rangers are spending $60M plus this season.
Weber will NOT be an unrestricted free agent. He and the Predators filed for arbitration, therefore protecting him from ANY type of outside offer in the form of a contract. He is only available via trade.
The cap will go down in the next CBA. The players get 57% right now. The NFL players are going except less but their pool of money is $10 BILLION and that number will only increase. Brooks wrote last Sunday the 1st year cap in the next CBA will be the current midpoint of $56M. It's not that bad. With the Drury buyout,the Rangers are spending $60M plus this season.
Do you expect it to then slowly start increasing again after the first year bump down?
Booth is interesting, because if he can fully recover from the concussions, he's likely a 30+ goal scorer on a line with Richards and Gaborik. However, I think Florida is just dangling him to see what the market is like and will ultimately hang onto him.
Same here—only way they would trade Booth is if they could get back a slightly more expensive, yet equally valuable player. They cannot afford to let go of a productive player that carries a cap hit as high as his—they paid Tomas freaking Kopecky 12M over 4 seasons just to help reach the cap floor.
This seems to be becoming a prolem. I think there is a 0% chance that the cap will not go down in the next CBA.
Sergei? No. Trotz whipped his ass into shape. He's actually been used at times on the PK.
He did look better in Nashville, especially towards the end of the season, but I still don't think I'd be high on the signing right away. Still has a lot to prove before I'd pencil him as a legitimate and consistent option.
I'm not entirely sure if the head injury he sustained at the end of the 2009-2010 season was a concussion—I know he suffered an injury, but I don't believe it was very serious.
On October 24, 2009, Mike Richards of the Philadelphia Flyers hit Booth high with his shoulder, knocking him unconscious. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher and brought to a Philadelphia hospital. Booth was released from hospital on October 25, having suffered a concussion. David Booth recorded his first Gordie Howe hat trick on March 3, 2010 in a win over the Philadelphia Flyers. On March 25, 2010 Jaroslav Spacek of the Montreal Canadiens hit Booth with his shoulder, knocking him unconscious again after only a month back in action. He was kept overnight in the hospital and released the next morning and thought that he might be able to return back to competition. However, On March 28, it was determined that Booth will sit out the remainder of the season due to more severe symptoms.
so not clear if the spacek hit was a 2nd concussion or if he was still suffering symptoms from the first...but he played like 19 games after returning so i gotta think its 2 concussions.
the fact that he played all 82 games, but the concussions plus 3 more years on his deal does make me pause to think about it