Not really. I mean sure, there are changes that need to be made with a declining cap, but the cap is going down by $5.9M, and we have $9.5M tied up in two redundant players (Luongo and Ballard). Not really a serious issue there that any manager with a modicum of management ability couldn't figure out .Tciso wrote:We have a serious cap issue next season.
Making some assumptions, we could easily ice a 23 man roster using players we currently have under contract without making too many changes, other than jettisoning Luongo and Ballard, that would be very close to the team we had this year and easily be cap compliant. The question is, would that team be an improvement over this year's team? Probably not.
As an example (Not saying this is the team I would like to see. Just using it as an example):
D Sedin $6,100,000
H Sedin $6,100,000
Alberts Repl. $1,225,000
8th D man $600,000
Cap Payroll $61,475,854
Salary Cap $64,300,000
Cap Space $2,824,146
# on Roster 23
Sorry for the crappy formatting. Is there a way to put this stuff in a table on this board?
Anyway, assuming Luongo and Ballard are gonzo, this team’s flexibility, when you look at player cap hits and no trade clauses, currently centres on Edler, Booth and Burrows. That’s $13.75M in players right there that could be reshuffled to accommodate a bigger contract, or two, up front.