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02-06-2007, 04:20 PM
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How much cap room do the Oilers have?

Title says it all.

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You can get your answer here: http://www.nhlnumbers.com/ but the more important question is what is the internal budget cap.

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I agree it is more budget space then cap space right now. If the Oilers were in a position to win NW and get home advantage in round one where they would likely see 3 games min if it went to 6 games, then EIG may boost the payroll a few million to make a push

With the way the division sits that is a risk and the Oilers have to play well to finish the year to get into 8th place.

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Exactly. Last year was an anomaly with respect to taking on salary. I suspect the EIG was aware that Pronger was likely to leave after the season and approved the increased payroll as there was likely a one-year window to make a serious playoff run. It was a good gamble that paid off. Not sure the reward would be so high this year.

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Why do people not look at the ticket prices and the attendance, and realize that the Oilers are not a "have not" team? Calgary is spending three million more than us this season. We're not poor, the Owners just like to act like it.

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I wasn't suggesting that we were a "have not" team. The reality though, is that the current ownership has a budget that KLowe has to work within.

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Why do people not look at the ticket prices and the attendance, and realize that the Oilers are not a "have not" team? Calgary is spending three million more than us this season. We're not poor, the Owners just like to act like it.
Not to mention a certain $12,000,000 + run last year and a soaring Canadian dollar...

Bah.

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Why do people not look at the ticket prices and the attendance, and realize that the Oilers are not a "have not" team? Calgary is spending three million more than us this season. We're not poor, the Owners just like to act like it.
I think most people realize we're not a have not team. But most people realize that this doesn't mean anything. What matters is what that EIG are willing to spend. It's pointless discussing cap space, even given the oilers could afford it.

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Why do people not look at the ticket prices and the attendance, and realize that the Oilers are not a "have not" team? Calgary is spending three million more than us this season. We're not poor, the Owners just like to act like it.
Spending 2 million more to make it 42/44 million is not going to make a team go from 9th to 3rd or so in the conference. We need two more defenseman and that amount won't get us there.

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Why do people not look at the ticket prices and the attendance, and realize that the Oilers are not a "have not" team? Calgary is spending three million more than us this season. We're not poor, the Owners just like to act like it.
Not a very apt comparison. In terms of capacity the Saddledome holds almost 2500 more for hockey than Rexall Place. Thats quite significant (far in excess of the 4M difference in team salaries) in terms of generating revenue when you pro rate it over 82 games.
Besides the last time I checked the Oilers still have plenty of time to add salary (if necessary) this season.

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Lowe told CBC (on After hours) that he had lots of cap room AND budget room to make a deal this season.

I would think right out of the horse's mouth should be sufficient.

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