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A running look at cap space and player needs - I Hate FA Edition


Following up on the post I made around the end of the season regarding cap space and players signed. With the ongoing trades and the new cap set, I wanted to set up a running look as trades happen, to be updated every couple days as things change. The way I'll be looking at it is:

1. Each team's currently signed players who played last year (including injury call-ups and such) up to a maximum of 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goalies.

2. If the team exceeds those numbers, the cheapest players will be dropped first.

3. I will also list how many RFAs the team has, since they're easier to hold on to. A listing of 9 F (+2 RFA) would mean 9 forwards are signed, and the team also has 2 RFA forwards not yet signed with a team.

4. This won't include carry-forward bonuses, because I don't have a good reliable source for them.

5. I am also including buyouts that I'm aware of, since they're the gift that keeps on giving.

6. Teams with a full lineup (12 F, 6 D, 2 G) will be bolded - even though they may make more moves, they could (in theory) be done.

7. Changes will be done in bolded italics to make them visible.

Anaheim: 12 F (+1 RFA), 5 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $42.82m (including Oystrick buyout)

Atlanta: 8 F (+4 RFA), 6 D, 1 G (+1 RFA), $35.51m

Boston: 10 F (+2 RFA), 5 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $54.28m (including Schaefer and Eaves buyouts)

Buffalo: 8 F (+2 RFA), 5 D, 1 G, $44.52m

Carolina: 10 F4 D (+2 RFA), 1 G (+1 RFA), $43.41m (including Kaberle and Brind'Amour buyouts)

Calgary: 12 F, 6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $59.08m

Chicago: 9 F (+1 RFA), 3 D (+2 RFA), 1 G (+1 RFA), $50.30m

Columbus: 12 F (+2 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $49.60m (including Westcott buyout)

Colorado: 8 F (+5 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $31.37m

Dallas: 12 F (+2 RFA), 5 D (+2 RFA), 2 G, $41.46m

Detroit: 9 F (+4 RFA), 5 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $52.79m

Edmonton: 6 F (+4 RFA)6 D, 1 G (+2 RFA), $38.82m (including Nilsson buyout)

Florida: 12 F (+3 RFA), 5 D, 2 G, $46.02m (including McLean and Koistinen buyout)

Los Angeles: 8 F (+1 RFA), 6 D, 2 G, $44.70m (including McCauley buyout)

Minnesota: 12 F, 6 D, 1 G (+1 RFA), $53.63m (including Parrish buyout)

Montreal: 12 F (+1 RFA), 6 D, 1 G (+1 RFA), $51.36m (including Laraque buyout)

Nashville: 12 F (+2 RFA), 5 D (+3 RFA), 1 G, $39.3m

New Jersey: 12 F6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $57.39m

New York (I): 6 F (+4 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $32.49m (including Yashin buyout)

New York (R): 10 F (+1 RFA), 4 D (+2 RFA), 2 G, $48.10m

Ottawa: 9 F (+3 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $53.61m (including Alfredsson declined option, Emery buyout, and Cheechoo buyout)

Philadelphia: 12 F (+2 RFA), 6 D2 G, $58.86m

Phoenix: 11 F (+1 RFA), 6 D, 2 G, $43.95m (including Scatchard and O'Sullivan buyout)

Pittsburgh: 11 F, 5 D, 2 G, $55.91m (yes, they have no RFA)

San Jose: 8 F (+1 RFA), 6 D, 2 G, $51.15m

St Louis: 9 F (+4 RFA), 4 D (+1 RFA), 1 G (+1 RFA), $30.85m (including McKee buyout) [I don't yet have cap hits for two forwards for St Louis - Sobotka and Steen]

Tampa: 6 F (+4 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 1 G, $39.98m (including Prospal and Fedoruk buyout)

Toronto: 11 F (+3 RFA), 6 D, 2 G, $51.55m (including Tucker buyout)

Vancouver: 10 F (+3 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 2 G, $55.00m

Washington: 9 F (+3 RFA), 6 D (+1 RFA), 1 G (+1 RFA), $47.48m

This item was written by a member of this community and is not necessarily endorsed by <em>Broad Street Hockey</em>.

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