Cleary(2.8)-Helm(0.9, *RFA*)-Abdelkader(0.8, *RFA*)
*15.4 mil in cap space
FA's: Hudler(2.9), Holmstrom(1.9), Lidstrom(6.2), Stuart(3.8)
THAT team, with 21 men on the roster, still has a little less than 15.4 mil in cap space (assuming that Quincey, Helm and Abdelkader - our RFA's - don't get HUGE raises).
I'm guessing that Parise's going to want about as much as Datsyuk (6.7-ish), and I'm guessing that Suter's going to want as much as Lidstrom (6.2-ish). So, the two of them together are going to cost us about 12.9 mil-ish.
...If Lidstrom retires, and we have a little less than 15.4 mil in cap space with 21 men on the roster, we should be able to get both, no problem.
...If Lidstrom returns (at about the same price), and we have a little less than 9.2 mil in cap space with 22 men on the roster, we should still be able to get one, no problem.
...Is it possible to get BOTH Parise and Suter if Lidstrom returns? a little more than 3.7 mil in cap space will need to be cleared.
...If we can move Cleary (2.8 mil), and we let Quincey walk (3.1 mil) - sad, but probably the right move - we'll have more than enough to get both, and THIS could be our team next season:
Edited by blueadams, 27 March 2012 - 04:42 PM.