pushfrog7 Posted January 10, 2016 Share Posted January 10, 2016 This wasn't meant to be a proposal so much as a "let's see what kind of a slate we're working with next season." I wanted to take a look at what contracts we have on the books for the 2016-2017 season to see what cap space we could work with. Below is a rough line-up based on three huge (and hopefully wrong) assumptions: Assumption #1: No roster players currently signed on for the 2016-2017 season are traded at 2016 deadline Assumption #2: The only compensation we receive from any traded roster players at the 2016 deadline are draft picks Assumption #3: No UFAs or RFAs re-signed after July 1st, 2017 with the exception of Baertschi Forwards ($35.707 million) D. Sedin ($7 million) - H. Sedin ($7 million) - ??? S. Baertschi ($2.5 million) - B. Horvat ($.894 million) - J. Virtanen ($.894 million) C. Higgins ($2.5 million) - B. Sutter ($4.375 million) - J. Hansen ($2.5 million) A. Burrows ($4.5 million) - J. McCann ($.894 million) - D. Dorsett ($2.65 million)Defense ($13.946 million) A. Edler ($5 million) - C. Tanev ($4.45 million) B. Hutton (.$896 million) - ??? L. Sbisa ($3.6 million) - ??? Goalies ($7.55 million) R. Miller ($6 million) J. Markstrom ($1.55 million)Retained ($.8million) R. Luongo ($.8 million)Estimated 2016-2017 Cap: $74 million Total Cap Used: $58.003 million Which means we have roughly $16 million available to sign a top six forward and to shore up our defense, though I think Pedan and Biega would for sure be resigned. In the 2017-2018 season, Burrows and Higgins become UFAs and, if we don't resign either, that would be an additional $8 million we could use to pursue other options. Would this line-up be good enough for us to both rebuild on the fly and to remain relatively competitive in the 2016-2017 season, or is further movement necessary? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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