« on: February 06, 2009, 09:47:56 AM »
According to nhlnumber.com we will be 45.5 mil next year with these guys under contract
And Auld as the only goalie. We have neil,mccamond,gerber, and kuba as UFAs and Shannon,bell, and elliott as RFAs to resign.
Neil we can replace, but we NEED some toughness. Mccamond we let go. Gerber we let go. Kuba we let go if we have a young UFA or trade option. Shannon we let go. Bell we let go. Elliot we resign to 2 year 2 million.
Providing we only sign elliott, that makes roughly 46.5 cap space with 13 forwards,7 d, and 2 goalies.We already have a full line up and the ability to add a 2 mil d and a 3 mil Forward. Now, you really want to see how much room we have.
Say we trade these guys at the deadline for picks and or prospects we would clear kelly(2.1), schubert(.9),donovan(.6),smith(2.6).
We would have 40.3 mil in cap space with 11F,5D, 2G. We already don't need to get depth because we have both karlssons pushing to make the D, we have guys like obrien on forward. Provding the cap is near 55 mil, that would give us 15 million to spend on a forward ,and a d, or 2 forwards and 2 d.
Say we spend 3 mil on a f, 3 mil on another f, 4 mil on a d, 3 mil on another d, we would have 13F, 7D,2G with a couple million cap space and 2 First round picks, plus new prospects and picks from dropping off kelly,schubert,donovan,smith,kuba,neil, etc all at the deadline.
Depending on how succesfull we are getting rid of some guys in the next 6 months will determine how quickly we can turn the ship around.