Lots of great responses!! Some responses to the responses..
#1) The big issue most posters seem to have with the original post I made is "too many rookies!" Let's think about that. Mrazek, he's got plenty of NHL experience, and he's being brought up as a backup anyways. Jarnkrok, he'd be a rookie, but he'll have plenty of AHL experience by that point - better prepared than a typical NHL rookie, for sure. And Mantha, he'd be a typical rookie. That's it. Jarnkrok and Mantha. Two rookies in the lineup. That's too man ?? Come on. That's fine.
#2) Like I said, I didn't put a great deal of thought into these lines. I'm not sure if Jurco/Sheahan/Oullet/whoever make the team. Just think of the rookie spots as open spots to be filled cheaply.
#3) Also, no. I didn't mean to lump Alfie in there with the "bad" contracts. Sorry.
CAPGEEK.COM ARMCHAIR GM ROSTER
CapGeek Armchair GM Roster
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Anthony Mantha ($0.925m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Free Agent ($4.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Tomas Tatar ($1.500m)
Calle Jarnkrok ($0.715m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m)
Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Luke Glendening ($0.605m) /
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Free Agent ($5.000m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.500m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.263m) / Jakub Kindl ($2.400m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) /
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Petr Mrazek ($0.595m)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m)
Jordin Tootoo ($0.975m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(estimations for 2014-15)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,889,545; BONUSES: $380,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $410,455