I figured we were out of the running on money issues too, but then i thought, wait a tick: we are going to clearly nudge up to the cap again and then put Kesler on LTIR if we offer Doan 5m and kesler is out for October, November and half December then when Kesler comes back we aren't 5mil over the cap,...but we will have to come back to cap compliance. BUT October, November and Half of December are 71 days, say, of the 187ish day long season, or 38% of it. To put that simpler, when the cap relief comes off as kesler is back, we would then be on the hook for 62% of 5m of Doans contract to count against the cap. or 3.1m VOILA see what i did there? It was my mistake too till I thought on it overnight, lol.
We in theory have room for Doan assuming Kesler mises 60 -80 days of hockey and the team nudges right up to the cap and places Kes on LTIR.
We would need a $3m player in our last spot to reach the upper cap (assuming $70.2). If we reached that we could replace Kesler's entire $5m cap hit by adding another player. As we would have had to sign someone else in order to reach the upper limit, the maximum we could spend on Doan would be the $5m in LTIR relief. Upon Kesler's return, we lose all LTIR relief. We would need to shed $5m in cap space before Kesler is activated, no pro-ration.
Right now, as we have $3m in cap space with a 22 man roster, we would gain $2m in LTIR relief. Thus the maximum we could spend on Doan would be $5m (our remaining space + LTIR relief). Upon Kesler's return, we lose all LTIR relief. We would need to shed $2m in cap space before Kesler is activated, no pro-ration.
The only way we could save up money for later is by operating under the cap. Even with Kesler's cap hit included, and ignoring any LTIR relief we get, we must be under the cap in order to bank money. If we have LTIR space available and aren't using it all, we are only banking LTIR space, which disappears when the player returns to the roster.
Bottom line, we would likely make a trade in order to accommodate Mr. Doan's cap hit.
Edited by LostViking, 10 July 2012 - 07:06 PM.