I said to myself a while ago that I would never do one of these, but its just so damn easy. If I were GM, here's what I'd do.CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.800m) / Brad Richards ($7.000m) / Johan Franzen ($3.954m)
Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.850m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m) / Drew Miller ($0.650m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Jan Mursak ($0.550m)
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Scott Hannan ($4.750m)
Ed Jovanovski ($3.500m) / Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.000m)
Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Jean-Sebastien Giguere ($1.000m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,233,711; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): -$33,711
1. Trade or waive Hudler.
2. Sign Brad Richards to a 9 year, $63 mil deal with it front loaded, of course. I figure a team like the Rangers will offer him $8 mil. Is playing for a contender worth a $1 mil a year? If you want to be successful, its a good idea to be strong down the middle. We COULD have Datsyuk and Z on separate lines, but then we have a need at wing. Richards can also help make up for the loss of Rafalski at the point on the PP.
3. Scott Hannan, a physical defenseman who blocks shots and can really help on the PK.
4. Ed Jovanovski, another physical defenseman with decent puck moving skills. As long as he's not logging a ton of ice time, he'll be effective for us.
5. JS Giguere, he hasn't been on top of his game for the past few years, but I think he'd be a great back up for Howard and would really play well behind this defense. Should be cheap considering his recent decline in numbers.
Edited by xtrememachine1, 25 May 2011 - 11:53 AM.