Here's my cap-compliant roster.
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Steven Stamkos ($7.500m) / Sidney Crosby ($8.700m) / James Neal ($5.000m)
Gabriel Landeskog ($3.575m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Damien Brunner ($1.350m)
Riley Sheahan ($0.900m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.875m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m)
Drew Doughty ($7.000m) / Erik Karlsson ($6.500m)
Alex Pietrangelo ($3.167m) / Kris Letang ($3.500m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Kevin Shattenkirk ($1.300m)
Jonathan Quick ($5.800m)
Petr Mrazek ($0.790m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,746,666; BONUSES: $4,015,000
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $568,334
Here's how I did it:
*Rule #1: No one 30 or older.
*Step #1: I laid a nice, cheap foundation - third and fourth line, third-pairing, backup goalie. I wanted to spend about $1mil per player. I'm sure there are some better options out there, but I'm not all that familiar with the intricate details of other teams rosters, so I just went with suitable wings: Tatar, Nyquist, Brunner, Sheahan, Andersson, Abdelkader, DeKeyser Smith and Mrazek. *EDIT: Smith out, Shattenkirk in.
*Step #2: I put together my choice top line. The game-winners: Stamkos, Crosby, Neal, Doughty, Karlsson, Quick.
*Step #3: I bargain-shopped to fill out the second line. Dustin Brown is someone I'd love to have on my team, and is a real bargain at about 3mil. Claude Giroux is perhaps the best bargain in the game at about 3mil. Gabriel Landeskog is one of the brightest young stars in the game, and another bargain at about 3mil. Kris Letang and Alex Pietrangelo are both big time steals at about 3mil too.