Chicago 2010 Cap Madness Watch

ESPN is reporting that Kane and Toews extensions are imminent, at five years/$6MM+, and the Keith extension is also close, at around 13 years/undisclosed $. Were those deals to turn out to be true, the 2010-11 Hawks would be at $55.1MM plus whatever the Keith cap hit turns out to be. Let’s assume Keith is signing a 13 year (i.e. the rest of his career) deal. He’s getting $1.9MM this year (salary). Assume he’s going to get a front-loaded deal, per the usual b.s., with a cap hit that’s going to be…at minimum…spitballing a magic number…$2.5MM. That’s the lowest I can imagine the cap hit being.

So that’s, at minimum, a cap hit of $57.6MM for next season. Over this year’s cap by about a million; and we are all assuming the cap is going to go down a bit (or a lot, depending). Oh, and then there’s the small matter of actually fielding a team…

…because that $57.6MM only buys the hawks 10 forwards, 4 defensemen and a goalie.


  3 comments for “Chicago 2010 Cap Madness Watch

  1. Lucas
    November 19, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    What’s the minimum salary for a rookie/second-year guy? I’m thinking of AHL callups?

    What would be the minimum cap for a full roster?

  2. DougS
    November 20, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    NHL Fanhouse has just noticed this, too: The writer mentions the Kings as possible destination for two Hawks, Huet and Kane.

    Huet, I thinking… not so much. Been there, done that with Huet, and I sure don’t see DL trading prospects for an overpriced back-up.

    Kane, I can kind of see that making sense for the Kings.

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