So according to Puck Daddy, the salary cap is expected to rise between 2 to 3 million dollars next season. So, with that in mind, lets delve into potential roster moves for next year.
Now, as I am always an optimist, lets assume that the cap is set at 62.5 million next season. Then here is what I would like to see...
Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Bergeron - Savard - Zherdev
Colborne - Seguin - Caron
Thornton - Campbell - Marchand
Chara - Seidenberg
Boychuk - Alexandrov
Sturt - Ference
Here is how we got here...
If we were to roll that line up by paying Marchand 1.5 million, giving Stuart 2 million, and give Zherdev (or other quality scoring foreward) 5 million, we would have a total salary of 56.7 million, leaving us 6 million in cap room to lock down Krejci, Campbell, Thornton, Boychuk and Rask.
I like this situaton for a lot of reasons. The big club is incredibly loaded with talent, most of which was brought up through the system, and will be signed to this organization for the next 4+ years. If this were to happen, there is no reason to think that this team couldn't win multiple cups. Also, it leaves us with the depth in the system to adjust the roster as necessary. Thoughts?
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