Anyone else played around with this?
Assuming Franzen and Zetterberg follow normal aging curves, the end of this decade could get pretty ugly as we'll either be on the hook for their full cap hit or a decent sized cap recapture penalty.
This becomes less severe if the cap moves up as it has in the past, but as a hypothetical if both Franzen and Zetterberg retire in 5 years, here's what the numbers would like like.
Zetterberg (assumes 2018 retirement)
2018-19 through 2020-21 - Penalty of $4,300,000 per year
Franzen (assumes 2018 retirement)
2018-19 through 2019-20 - Penalty of $2,954,545 per year
So for two years we'd have a penalty of over $7 million before Franzen dropped off and then we'd have one year worth of penalty left on Zetterberg. And if they don't retire, then we'd still be absorbing the full $10 million hit between the two of them presumably with both players being marginal fourth liners towards the end of their contracts.
I know people have been discussing these concepts in various threads, but I hadn't seen the numbers laid out like this hence my post. Anyone else concerned?