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Well that would certainly be nice. When's the final number announced?

I don't know when its officially decided but it sounds like its waiting on the players association decision if that helps:

May 29, Los Angeles Times: Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that NHL revenues are projected to rise about 4% this season and hit record levels on the heels of a rise in sponsorships and in TV ratings, and that the salary cap, which had been expected to drop in a wobbly economy, could grow by $2 million if the players' association exercises its right to approve a 5% escalator clause. The cap was $56.8 million this season.

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This would be awesome. If it does we could potentially have 10 million to play with for the off season, depending on how much Lidstrom takes. PLEASE Holland bring in (a) new top 6 player(s).

Franzen (3.954) - Datsyuk (6.700m) - Marleau (4.750m)

Filppula (3.000m) - Zetterberg (6.083m) - Plekanec (3.500m)

Hudler (2.875m) - Helm (.900m) - Cleary (2.800m)

Abdelkader (.850m) - UFA (~1.50m) - Eaves (.850m)

Draper (1.583m)

Lidstrom (3.954m) - Rafalski (6.00m)

Stuart (3.750m) - Kronwall (3.000m)

Ericsson (.900m) - UFA (~1.50m)

Forwards: 39.345m

Defense: 19.104m

Total: 58.449m

Cap: 58.800m

Space: 0.351m

Cup please.

Edit: Oh, I forgot goalies. :(

Edited by Z and D for the C

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This would be awesome. If it does we could potentially have 10 million to play with for the off season, depending on how much Lidstrom takes. PLEASE Holland bring in (a) new top 6 player(s).

Franzen (3.954) - Datsyuk (6.700m) - Marleau (4.750m)

Filppula (3.000m) - Zetterberg (6.083m) - Plekanec (3.500m)

Hudler (2.875m) - Helm (.900m) - Cleary (2.800m)

Abdelkader (.850m) - UFA (~1.50m) - Eaves (.850m)

Draper (1.583m)

Lidstrom (3.954m) - Rafalski (6.00m)

Stuart (3.750m) - Kronwall (3.000m)

Ericsson (.900m) - UFA (~1.50m)

Forwards: 39.345m

Defense: 19.104m

Total: 58.449m

Cap: 58.800m

Space: 0.351m

Cup please.

Edit: Oh, I forgot goalies. :(

LOL

yea keep dreaming...

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Why is it dreaming for lidstrom at age 40 to earn 4M in his most likely last year with his career club... ?

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This team's success is pretty much hinged on how much Lidstrom wants. If he wants 6 million, then we'll be a good team. If he takes 4 million, we'll be a great team.

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Maybe they'll be able to get Colby Armstrong after all.

Edit: Oh, I forgot goalies. :(

Ritola and Abdelkader play really well together. Mostly because they've been like best friends for a while now.

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The options for free agency aren't too appealing to me this year.

Even though it's a more difficult process I'd rather they explore through trade for perhaps someone stuck a bad team that can really thrive with better linemates or whatever.

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This would be awesome. If it does we could potentially have 10 million to play with for the off season, depending on how much Lidstrom takes. PLEASE Holland bring in (a) new top 6 player(s).

Franzen (3.954) - Datsyuk (6.700m) - Marleau (4.750m)

Filppula (3.000m) - Zetterberg (6.083m) - Plekanec (3.500m)

Hudler (2.875m) - Helm (.900m) - Cleary (2.800m)

Abdelkader (.850m) - UFA (~1.50m) - Eaves (.850m)

Draper (1.583m)

Lidstrom (3.954m) - Rafalski (6.00m)

Stuart (3.750m) - Kronwall (3.000m)

Ericsson (.900m) - UFA (~1.50m)

Forwards: 39.345m

Defense: 19.104m

Total: 58.449m

Cap: 58.800m

Space: 0.351m

Cup please.

Edit: Oh, I forgot goalies. :(

uh, keep dreaming on this too

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Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)

Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)

* Tomas Holmstrom ($2.000m) / * Todd Bertuzzi ($1.500m) / * Darren Helm ($1.000m)

* Justin Abdelkader ($1.000m) / * Adam Burish ($0.900m) / * Patrick Eaves ($0.500m)

DEFENSEMEN

Brian Rafalski ($6.000m) / * Nicklas Lidstrom ($5.250m)

Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m)

* Carlo Coliacovo ($1.700m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($0.900m)

GOALTENDERS

Chris Osgood ($1.417m) / Jimmy Howard ($0.717m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS

(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)

ROSTER: 20; PAYROLL: $55.046m; CAP ROOM: $1.754m BONUSES: $0.000m

I think adding Coliacovo and Burish, would be pretty solid. Coliacovo pretty big guy 6'1 200 good skater, good on the PP,can be a heavy hitter and can kill PK(67GP 32PTS +8), and Burish for the obvious reasons.

Franzen-Zetterberg-Holmstrom

Hudler-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi

Cleary-Filppula-Eaves

Burish-Abdelkader-Helm

Lidstrom-Rafalski

Stuart-Kronwall

Coliacovo-Ericcson

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Why is it dreaming for lidstrom at age 40 to earn 4M in his most likely last year with his career club... ?

because it would be an insult to offer him $4M/yr. when stuart makes just under 4. a 'hometown discount' for lidstrom would be $6M, maybe 5.5

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because it would be an insult to offer him $4M/yr. when stuart makes just under 4. a 'hometown discount' for lidstrom would be $6M, maybe 5.5

I doubt Holland offers him anything but a blank check. Lids will determine what he makes.

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If this increase holds true, then I definitely wouldn't expect Holmstrom to resign for less than $2.5 mil or Lidstrom to return for less than $6 mil.

Edited by F2B&G

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This would be awesome. If it does we could potentially have 10 million to play with for the off season, depending on how much Lidstrom takes. PLEASE Holland bring in (a) new top 6 player(s).

Franzen (3.954) - Datsyuk (6.700m) - Marleau (4.750m)

Filppula (3.000m) - Zetterberg (6.083m) - Plekanec (3.500m)

Hudler (2.875m) - Helm (.900m) - Cleary (2.800m)

Abdelkader (.850m) - UFA (~1.50m) - Eaves (.850m)

Draper (1.583m)

Lidstrom (3.954m) - Rafalski (6.00m)

Stuart (3.750m) - Kronwall (3.000m)

Ericsson (.900m) - UFA (~1.50m)

Forwards: 39.345m

Defense: 19.104m

Total: 58.449m

Cap: 58.800m

Space: 0.351m

Cup please.

Edit: Oh, I forgot goalies. :(

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this will give us some cap space

to sign nystrom

:sly:

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uh, keep dreaming on this too

Marleau? Jesus H Christ. Marleau is a perenial playoff choker. He had 1 decent playoff and it was only 2 rounds. His team got swept in the 3rd round. 1 decent playoff does not make up for 5 or 6 terrible ones. Remeber that Hossa guy? 2 goals in 16 games this year...

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also, to think that lids would make less than rafalski is kinda funny

The funny thing is that both Stuart and Rafalski are overpaid!

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Marleau? Jesus H Christ. Marleau is a perenial playoff choker. He had 1 decent playoff and it was only 2 rounds. His team got swept in the 3rd round. 1 decent playoff does not make up for 5 or 6 terrible ones. Remeber that Hossa guy? 2 goals in 16 games this year...

Marleau makes 6.3 Million now... keep dreaming...

I say steal Andrew Ladd out of Chicago and/or Hjalmarsson. Sign Willie Mitchell,maybe throw some cash at Owen Nolan to try to bring in that "win it for the veteren" attitude. Lombardi, Torres, maybe Craig Conroy he's another one of the veteran players who are yearning for the Cup. One of my favs from last off season Malhotra could be a cheap veteran signing. I believe any of these guys could change the makeup a little of this team and maybe give them a little bit of an edge in the playoffs... Of course you'd have to be careful how much cash you throw at the RFA's. Let's say they sign one forward and one defenseman, definately go for Mitchell and then any of the UFA's I listed would be super on a third or fourth line. Cheap too!

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I don't think the issue is that Marleau is a playoff choker, I think that it's that someone thinks he'll get paid under 5 million next year. He just put up his 2nd best season AND did good in the playoffs (the only one scoring versus Chicago). This guy will get at least $6 million again.

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Marleau makes 6.3 Million now... keep dreaming...

I say steal Andrew Ladd out of Chicago and/or Hjalmarsson. Sign Willie Mitchell,maybe throw some cash at Owen Nolan to try to bring in that "win it for the veteren" attitude. Lombardi, Torres, maybe Craig Conroy he's another one of the veteran players who are yearning for the Cup. One of my favs from last off season Malhotra could be a cheap veteran signing. I believe any of these guys could change the makeup a little of this team and maybe give them a little bit of an edge in the playoffs... Of course you'd have to be careful how much cash you throw at the RFA's. Let's say they sign one forward and one defenseman, definately go for Mitchell and then any of the UFA's I listed would be super on a third or fourth line. Cheap too!

I like the idea of Owen Nolan on the 3rd line.Bertuzzi isn't a 3d line player imo and with Cleary or Hudler probably alternating 2nd/3rd line spots,it looks like Bert would be on the 3rd line.Imo he's nowhere near gritty enough and Nolan would be awesome.I think Sheldon Brookbank would be a good cheap option for Ericssons partner.He hits,fights,blocks shots,plays well defensively,and I can't imagine he would cost more than 1 million.He's my first choice.

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I like the idea of Owen Nolan on the 3rd line.Bertuzzi isn't a 3d line player imo and with Cleary or Hudler probably alternating 2nd/3rd line spots,it looks like Bert would be on the 3rd line.Imo he's nowhere near gritty enough and Nolan would be awesome.I think Sheldon Brookbank would be a good cheap option for Ericssons partner.He hits,fights,blocks shots,plays well defensively,and I can't imagine he would cost more than 1 million.He's my first choice.

Ya, Mitchell would a *** bit expensive considering he made $3.5 last season. Derek Morris is another option, but he made $3.3. I agree that they will prolly (if not re-sign Lilja) go for a $1M to $1.5M defender to play on the third pairing, not unless they are going to give the jobs to Kindl and Smith...

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