I just threw this together on capgeek. I assumed Gill and SK are gone with 0 cap hit and I used Drouin's numbers for Jones's contract. Also just gave Spaling his qualifying offer and let Hellberg make the team
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Colin Wilson ($2.000m) / David Legwand ($4.500m) / Patric Hornqvist ($4.250m)
Viktor Stalberg ($3.000m) / Mike Fisher ($4.200m) / Gabriel Bourque ($0.775m)
Taylor Beck ($0.887m) / Matt Cullen ($3.500m) / Nick Spaling ($1.100m)
Matt Hendricks ($1.850m) / Paul Gaustad ($3.250m) / Eric Nystrom ($2.500m)
Craig Smith ($2.000m) / Richard Clune ($0.538m) /
Shea Weber ($7.857m) / Roman Josi ($4.000m)
Kevin Klein ($2.900m) / Seth Jones ($3.225m)
Mattias Ekholm ($1.025m) / Victor Bartley ($0.667m)
Ryan Ellis ($1.440m) /
Pekka Rinne ($7.000m)
Magnus Hellberg ($0.925m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,387,976; BONUSES: $1,042,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,954,524
Jones likely won't meet any of his performance bonuses so his final number will be much lower. Very close to the cap.
you can also go over the cap 10% right now. So there si time f e go over the cap to make a move or two to get under.
There is also the bonus cushion that we will be able to use. Jones might have a cap hit of $3+ mil due to his bonuses, but when the final number is calculated, only the bonuses earned actually count against us.
I think we are largely done. I do believe they will make a trade at some point this summer, but believe we are done on the free agent market in terms of acquiring pieces to start the season in Nashville. The only piece I could see them signing would be a veteran defenseman to compete in camp, but I really don't see them doing that either.
They went after the guys they wanted and got the majority of them yesterday on the first day. No sitting on their hands. No waiting to see what became available. They attacked free agency yesterday.
I posted this in another thread, but I belongs in here, too.
Originally Posted by ThirdManIn
Right now we have $7,097,024. Add Forsberg to the roster, and we have $5,636,191. Assuming Jones signs a deal comparable to deals signed by players picked in similar areas of the draft over the past few years we are looking at a minimum of another $3m, so $2,636,191. If we get Spaling back on his QO then that's another $1.1m.
We could be looking at only $1,536,191 in cap space in reality.
As Seth said above, Jones could easily have a cap hit of $3m, but only bonuses earned will count against us.