Tag Archive for salary cap

Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: The Family Discount

It is one thing for a team to pony up $6-7 MM on a long term contract for a free agent, but its another to pay $13.5-$14 MM on a long term contract for two free agents. Particularly when everyone is running scared on league revenues and a falling salary cap. There aren’t that many…

Detroit’s Cap Issues UPDATED FRANZEN CONTRACT EDITION

Datsyuk 6.7, Zetterberg 6, Franzen 3.95, Filppula 3.0, Cleary 2.8, Holmstrom 2.25, Draper 1.583, Maltby .750, Lidstrom 7.45, Rafalski 6.0, Stuart 3.75, Kronwall 3.0, Lilja 1.25, Lebda .650, Meech .483, Ericsson .900, Osgood 1.417, Hudler RFA, Hossa UFA, Samuelsson UFA, Kopecky UFA, Conklin UFA. TOTAL $52.016 But need to sign 6 forwards and 1 goalie. If the goalie is Howard, add 0.717. Now: $52.733. That leaves $3.967MM left to sign six forwards.  [the following…

Tom Benjamin: Calgary is Out of (cap) Money

Problem is, because they were right against the $56.7-million (U.S.) salary cap, they needed to ship Dustin Boyd and Warren Peters to the minors to make the numbers work. Accordingly, the Flames went with only 10 forwards playing their second game in two nights — with predictable results… “That’s part of the cap rules and…

Helene Elliott = annoying and clueless

Snippet of her dopey “open letter” to Kings’ ownership: Speaking of leaving, has it occurred to you Lombardi might be letting his emotions influence personnel decisions? Michael Cammalleri invoked his salary arbitration rights last year and Lombardi soon traded him for a draft pick. Cammalleri is having an excellent season with the Calgary Flames. They…

Holland’s hands tied in Detroit

Via The Edmonton Journal: Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland knows that trying to sign Marian Hossa and Johan Franzen is like trying to stuff a set of golf clubs into a carry-on, but there are ways to do it. What if he traded forward Valtteri Filppula, which would take $3 million off the books? This…

Detroit’s cap issues

Warning: I am attempting to add.  Datsyuk 6.7, Filppula 3.0, Cleary 2.8, Zetterberg 6, Holmstrom 2.25, Draper 1.583, Maltby .750, Lidstrom 7.45, Rafalski 6.0, Stuart 3.75, Kronwall 3.0, Lilja 1.25, Lebda .650, Meech .483, Ericsson .900, Osgood 1.417, Hudler RFA, Hossa UFA, Franzen UFA, Samuelsson UFA, Kopecky UFA, Conklin UFA. TOTAL $48.066 But need to sign 7 forwards and 1 goalie. If the goalie is Howard, add 0.717. Now: $48.783. That leaves $7.917MM left to sign…

Latest on Hossa, Luongo and the Rangers.

Spector’s commentary on the Rangers’ cap issues (link below) notes the following about the direction of the cap ceiling: SPECTOR’S NOTE: The problem with that is the uncertainty over the status of the salary cap in 2010-11. If the cap declines to $52 million or lower it could seriously handcuff the Rangers if they commit…