I think the 1.3 bonus figure he was getting from this- (from Adam Jahns of the Sun-Times)
There is only one bonus that will be reflective against the cap: Toews' 1.3 million for the Conn Smythe. Bowman said that's it.
Hardly definitive, but SH444 came from the same Chicago board as me so I'm pretty sure that's what he's citing. Who knows if it's true.
If it is though, they could do this (using the same players and figures as above)2010-11 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSCAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATORFORWARDS
Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Patrick Kane ($6.300m) / Troy Brouwer ($1.025m)
Tomas Kopecky ($1.200m) / Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)
Kyle Beach ($1.171m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Marty Reasoner ($1.150m)
* Jack Skille ($1.275m) / Viktor Stalberg ($0.850m) / Jake Dowell ($0.525m)
* Bryan Bickell ($0.500m)DEFENSEMEN
Brent Seabrook ($3.500m) / Duncan Keith ($5.538m)
Brian Campbell ($7.143m) / * Niklas Hjalmarsson ($2.643m)
Brian Connelly ($0.875m) / Simon Danis-Pepin ($0.850m)
Shawn Lalonde ($0.773m)GOALTENDERS
* Antti Niemi ($2.826m) / Corey Crawford ($0.800m)CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)ROSTER:
$57.795m; CAP ROOM
: $1.478m BONUSES
This is under and only missing Ladd, and that's still a very good roster.
From what I'm reading Toronto made out better in this trade. I'm reading that Stalberg is a decent player and has top 6 potential, but Sweatt has more upside. Stalberg, btw is -13 in only 40 games.
The other two prospect Chicago got don't seem to be highly touted by the TO fans.
Chicago continues to downgrade. Oh, and now there's rumors that Ladd may be gone.
But wasn't this expected? If the Blackhawks only end up losing Byfuglien/Madden/Sopel/Versteeg/Ladd, I'll be pretty happy. That's not nearly as bad as it looked like it might end up being.I was afraid we'd drop into the 6-8 seed range, but that would still be a team competeting for the division and a top seed.
Edited by Gordon Bombay, 01 July 2010 - 12:33 AM.