Diehard1 wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:34 pm
givemeda411 wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:44 am
Myers isn't out of the question.
Buying out Spooner gives us an extra $2M in cap space
Buying out Schaller gives us an extra $1M in cap space
No need to buy either out - drop them into the minors and you save almost the same amount of cap space, but the contracts are only on the books for 1 year instead of 2.
Trading Eriksson (hard to do) and Tanev (easy to do if willing to accept a less than stellar
return) would also make a ton of space.
Jim could give Boeser $8.5M, Myers $6M, also sign Gardiner for $7M, extend Goldobin for $1M, re-up Schenn for $1.5M, and still have almost $7M to play with. Now factor in Lou's recapture and it's still a $4M cushion. I'm not saying do it, I'm just saying that it's doable with a few roster changes. Oh and my capfriendly.com scenario included taking back $2M in cap space on a Tanev trade. So if you can move Tanev for a pick and a prospect then it's even more room to breathe.
By the time Hughes and Petey need new deals, Edler, Sutter, Pearson, and Baertschi, are all off the books. That's a total of $15M gone. Markstrom, Spooner, Schaller, Stecher, and Biega, are all going to be done this year. That's another $11.5M clear.
Granted they all need to be replaced, but some of them can be replaced for much cheaper, and more productivity, than what we currently see.