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Signing Ilya Bryzgalov: A Numerical Analysis

Last night the Flyers traded for the rights to negotiate with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, and at risk of losing yet another pick for absolutely nothing, GM Paul Holmgren needs to find a way to get this man signed, now theres no doubt that we will need to trade somebody, but here and now I can see the Flyers fielding a team next year that still has the core in place,  lets start with a worst case scenario, my thanks to capgeek.com for the cool cap calculator they have.

Worst Case Scenario: Bryzgalov wants 6 million, cap only goes up to minimum 60.5 million

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

 

FORWARDS

James Van Riemsdyk ($1.654m) / Jeff Carter ($5.272m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) 

Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Kris Versteeg ($3.083m) 

Matt Read ($0.900m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m) 

Blair Betts ($0.700m) / Ben Holmstrom ($0.750m) / Michael Testwuide ($0.900m) 

 

DEFENSEMEN

Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m) 

Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Oskars Bartulis ($0.600m) 

Braydon Coburn ($3.200m) / Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m) 

 

GOALTENDERS

Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m) / Ilya Bryzgalov ($6.000m) 

 

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)

(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)

SALARY CAP: $60,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,709,432; BONUSES: $2,085,000

CAP SPACE (20-man roster): -$1,209,432

this would not be a good situation for the Flyers, we knew we couldn't go on with this expensive defense for much longer so Matt Carle has to go either way, hes the defenseman most feasibly traded, in this worst case to get Bryzgalov signed we would have to trade Versteeg or Hartnell along with Carle, I say one of those two because it would maximize cap dump and not lose too much goal scoring, if we trade Hartnell we might be able to fit in a new forward, like if we want to risk Simon Gagne (rumored to possibly return). or we could always try and talk Bryz down to 4.8 million and just barely squeak under the cap, but that would not be a good situation.

Best Case Cap Scenario: Cap goes up to max 63.5 million,

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

 

FORWARDS

James Van Riemsdyk ($1.654m) / Jeff Carter ($5.272m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) 

Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Kris Versteeg ($3.083m) 

Matt Read ($0.900m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Andreas Nodl ($1.000m) 

Darroll Powe ($0.950m) / Blair Betts ($0.700m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m) 

 

DEFENSEMEN

Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m) 

Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Oskars Bartulis ($0.600m) 

Braydon Coburn ($3.200m) / Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m) 

 

GOALTENDERS

Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m) / Ilya Bryzgalov ($6.000m) 

 

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)

(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)

SALARY CAP: $63,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,009,432; BONUSES: $1,700,000

CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $1,490,568

an optimal situation for the Flyers as simply letting Carcillo walk (good riddens) sending Jody Shelly to the minors (no ones gonna claim him) and trading just one piece of our very expensive defense corps gives us almost 1.5 in cap space, plenty to work with for the upcoming season.

in short these are just a couple situations where we could field a very good team while still paying Bryzgalov big bucks, now we're not likely to give him his wanted 6 million and the cap will likely be in the middle of those two numbers so going by the numbers we could make this work and field a cup contending team next season.

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