Friday, April 11, 2008
Oilers Cap Situation, As of April 11, 2008
This is Lou Lamoriello. GM of the NJ Devils. In the summer of 2006, he was pressed into cap trouble after the signings of Alexandre Mogilny, Vladimir Malakhov and Dan McGillis the year previously. In the end, he was forced to trade Malakhov and a 1st round pick in exchange for effectively cap space.
Below is the Oilers cap hit, as of today.
Penner (4.250) - Horcoff (3.600) - Hemsky (4.100)
Nilsson (1.833)- Gagner (1.625) - Cogliano (1.133)
Torres (2.250) - Stoll (RFA) - Pisani (2.500)
Moreau (2.000) - Brodziak (.500) - Stortini (RFA)
In the mix: Glencross (UFA), Reasoner (UFA), Pouliot (RFA)
TOTAL FOR SIGNED PLAYERS: 23.791M
REASONABLE ESTIMATES: Stoll (2.75M), Reasoner (1M), Pouliot (.650M), Glencross (1.6M), Stortini (.600M)
ADJUSTED TOTAL: 30.391M
Souray (5.400) - Staios (2.700)
Pitkanen (RFA) - Gilbert (4.000)
Smid (0.786) - Grebeshkov (RFA)
Extras: Greene (1.15), Roy (.500)
TOTAL FOR SIGNED PLAYERS: 14.536M
REASONABLE ESTIMATES: Grebeshkov (1.65M), Pitkanen (4.5M)
ADJUSTED TOTAL: 20.686M
TOTAL FOR SIGNED PLAYERS: 4.767M
TOTAL FOR ENTIRE TEAM WITHOUT CONSIDERATION OF TRADES/BUYOUTS: 55.844M
Cap trouble indeed.
-One of Torres or Moreau will be traded.
-One of Reasoner, Stoll, Pouliot won't be brought back
-The Oilers may not sign Glencross at that price
-One of Greene/Smid may be moved.
-Pitkanen may indeed be moved if the Oilers don't want to pay him in the neighborhood of 4.5M
Could the Oilers trade say, 2009 1st + Souray for cap space? Should they? Would you?
Posted by PunjabiOil at 4:35 PM