VegasCanuck Posted December 14, 2021 Share Posted December 14, 2021 (edited) Re-posting this from something I posted in a thread a few months ago, as a more formal discussion. I think there’s a lot of confusion around how much cap space we have moving forward. Feel free to disagree with it, but this is where I think we’re generally going. The math I did for this team at the time was based on bridge deals for Pettersson at 7.5 and Hughes on a 3 year, 6.5 million, and I've updated based on the contract that Hughes signed, and I’ve updated for where I think they will be when we get to the 2024/25 season. Names may change, but I think the numbers will be similar for anyone inserted through trades or signings etc. I’m working on the basis that the cap will rise 1 million per for the next few years, meaning that we'll have 84.5 million to play with in that season, although it’s sounding like we may have a significant jump 2024 season or before. Forwards: Pettersson - 10.5 million Per Boeser - 8 million per (likely 8 years) Horvat 7 million per (likely 8 years) Miller or Miller replacement 5 million per I'm assuming that he will eventually be pushed out by younger / cheaper player. Maybe Klimovich?? Garland 4.95 million per Dickinson 3 million per or similar player. He may be squeezed out by one of our upcoming by then at a lower cap hit. Motte 2.5 million - or similar player, I'm assuming that he will eventually be squeezed out by younger guys playing similar game Hoglander 5 million per - I'm assuming a bridge deal on this one, same as Pettersson and Hughes Podkolzin - 5 million per - I'm projecting his 2nd contract and assuming that it will likely be a bridge deal Total for Top 9 Forwards, 50.95 million Defense: OEL 7.26 million Hughes 7.75 million Rathbone 3.0 million - will sign a bridge deal, has no arbitration rights and can't get an offer sheet Defenseman who winds up replacing Juolevi 2.5 million Poolman I think will eventually be traded and replaced at similar cap hit, possibly to make room for Woo Total top 4 Defense: 20.51 Demko - 5 million - I'm assuming that we will carry one primary and a sub 1 million backup moving forward. Unless DiPietro proves he's better than Demko, DiPietro will eventually be moved for picks or prospects. I think we ride Demko at least till the end of his current contract. Total 76.46 projected 2024/25 cap hit! That leaves 8.04 million to round out the roster, not accounting for LTIR, which happens every year, or other changes. This is just my estimate, there will be trades and moves. I don't think Myers will be here till the end of his contract and it's very likely someone on my forward and defense projections will be moved to spread out cap space, the same as all competitive teams do. Look what has happened in Tampa the last few years on moving guys out to make room. I should actually save this somewhere and look back in 3 years and see how close I was. As before, go ahead and rip it to shreds Edited December 14, 2021 by VegasCanuck 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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