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Member Since 11 May 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 30 2013 10:01 PM
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In Topic: jordin tootoo

30 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

They need to trade a player such as Tootoo to free up cap space for Darren Helm.  If you also want to call up Nyquist, then another player (Eaves?) will have to be moved to clear cap space for Nyquist. 


In Topic: Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

16 October 2013 - 06:59 PM

Yes, there are several teams that could use a player like Sammy BUT are they willing to use $3 million against their salary cap ?  Teams actually hire "capologists" these days because cap space is like gold.  There are better players they can get for less money. 


Philly doesn't have the cap space to take on Sammy's $3 million salary. 


In Topic: Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

16 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

Kwame has a greater chance of getting out of jail soon than Sammy does of getting traded with his albatross contract.


In Topic: Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

16 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

No way will any GM claim Sammy on waivers and pay him the full  $3 mil.  Even if the new CBA allows the Wings to eat most of his salary in a trade, the new team would still have $3 mil counted against THEIR salary cap......how many teams would be willing to do this ?  Maybe a team way at the bottom of the salary cap scale, but then those teams are in a rebuilding mode with young players, not dinosaurs with injury issues.  As far as some team picking up Sammy late in the season, that won't help the Wings cap issues now with injured players returning soon......if they were able to get rid of him, it has to be soon for cap relief. 


In Topic: Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

16 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

The ironic thing about the Eaves/Tootoo debate is that they will BOTH most likely be gone once the Wings decide to call up Nyquist and give him a permanent roster spot.  To stay under the salary cap once Helm and Nyquist are both on the team, they will have to get rid of 2 players with similar salaries and Eaves and Tootoo are the 2 most likely to go.  Unless they rather keep one of those players over a young prospect like Tatar which seems unlikely at this point.