A quick look at the Sens cap situation for next year (players in Red = final year of contract, Green = estimated salary):
Greening (0.817) - Spezza (7.0) - Michalek (4.33) = 12.15
Silfverberg (0.900) - Turris (1.4) RFA - Alfredsson (4.875) UFA = 7.175
Condra (0.625) RFA - Z.Smith (0.700) RFA - Neil (2.0) UFA = 3.33
Foligno (2.25) - Zibanejad (1.175) - Butler (1.05) RFA = 2.23
Unsure: Daugavins, Winchester
Needs: One top line winger, one top 9 forward
Cowen (1.265) - Karlsson (5.5) = 6.77
Phillips (3.083) - Gonchar (5.5) = 5.5
Borowiecki (0.610) RFA - NOT FILLED = 0.610
Unsure: Kuba, Carkner, Lee
NEEDS: One 2nd pairing D-man and one bottom pairing D-man
47.14 million - roughly 16 million away from the cap.
Needs - one top line winger - usually goes for about 5-6 million and one 2nd pairing/1st pairing D-man, usually goes for 5-6 million as well.
So...add on another 12 million to be safe and we still have 4 million dollars in cap space left.
Also takes into account the Foligno re-signing - which may or may not happen and the Karlsson re-signing, which could be more, but not likely less.
1. The summer after next season, Kyle Turris needs a new contract, which I assume is offset by Alfie leaving.
2. Chris Neil needs a new deal, but if we keep him, I doubt he'll get too big a raise - if at all.
3. Z.Smith and Erik Condra both need new deals, expect them to double their salaries
4. A lot of well timed contracts. Such as: Jared Cowen will need a new deal just as Chris Phillips' deal expires. Gonchar comes off the books the summer before.
Last edited by SpezDispenser on Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:20 am; edited 1 time in total