LTIR isn't the same as cap space, though. You could only move another player in at same salary...
To be fair however, I don't know how much space the B's will have accrued OTHERWISE by that time. Not sure how tight we are to the cap. We gather enough AND use Savvy's LTIR, there may be a way to do it.
My math was based on a full season (wouldn't changed if pro-rated). Capgeek says our cap payroll is $68.939M (including bonuses), so $1.261M of free cap space. By the deadline that money would be $4.459M and adding $4M (LTIR), would give the Bruins $8.4M to spend
Originally Posted by Kaoz
With the callups and such no one except for those in the FO likely will. The day to day additions make it impossible for anyone to know for sure. I think Boston will be in pretty good shape come trade deadline though with the actual "really real upper limit" being 70.2 million.
Capgeek states that right now, if Boston's roster doesn't change at all from day 1 to the final day of the season, the Bruins are committed to 66 million in salary. That's a lot of space accruing between now and then, and counts both Savard's and Thomas' cap hits so LTIR figures in after.
They also give the total salary we can add at the deadline, again, assuming the roster changes not one bit. The number is $17,010,671. According to them, and to be fair I assume it's legit but never actually researched, we could afford 3 Jarome Iginla's if need be.
In my opinion, you can't use any math including bonus cushion, because that money would reflect next year if used, so it wouldn't be a smart move.
Report: Deal is off between Arnott, Rangers.
Katie Strang of ESPNNewYork.com reported Sunday night that Arnott, who signed a one-year contract with the Blueshirts on Saturday, was not cleared by team doctors this weekend, thus nullifying the deal.