Kane/Toews are both better players than Perry. Perry is coming off a DOWN year got $8.6m per. AFTER lockout reduced cap. Toews & Kane are having career years right now. And next year I doubt they will be getting any worse.
It's becoming more and more evident that Hawks really just need to buy out Hossa. They can use their last buy out in offseason 2014 correct?
Far from it. But If Toews & Kane were to get the Perry/Getzlaf deals, that's an extra $5m in cap hit from what they are making now. That's Hossa's cap hit. Yes the cap will start going up again. However, Hossa is getting older and at some point you are going to have to make a choice. There just isn't any way to fit all of these guys under the cap.
It's hard to believe we're a plus 38 with Craw and Emery and the Nucks are a minus 2 with Luongo/Schnieder. I know we score alot of goals but we scored alot last year as well. Defensively/goalie wise were so much better yet with the same personnel as last season.