Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Daniel

Semin Extension = Canes Cap Headache

6 posts in this topic

Semin's extension brings the Canes to $6 million in cap space to fill out a minimum of five roster spots next season.

Will be very interesting to see how they deal with it. Perhaps they have to amnesty Cam Ward. Absent that, they'll have a lot of trouble upgrading their defense in the long run.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was about to say at least they have a fairly cheap young player like Jeff Skinner but I forgot his extension kicks in next year carrying a cap hit of $5.725M as a 21 year old. Wow. They really would be better off if Cam Ward's cap hit of $6.3M was gone. He's got 3 years left. I suppose they could have a 20 year old Ryan Murphy on D to help with some of the cost. Though his cap hit is inflated to $1,344,167 due to bonuses I guess. Maybe a young forward like Victor Rask will be ready by then, I really have no idea. Should be interesting to see what they do.

 

I do like the move to keep Semin though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Off topic but Vancouver only has $9,796,667 in cap space with 14 roster spots accounted for. Compare that to the Devils who also have 14 spots accounted for but $32,087,500 in cap space.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They won't be upgrading their D probably, but they will likely let Corvo walk and use Murphy in his role next season.  Tuomo Ruutu's contract can probably be moved for a similarly bad D contract (Volchenkov for Ruutu?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They won't be upgrading their D probably, but they will likely let Corvo walk and use Murphy in his role next season. Tuomo Ruutu's contract can probably be moved for a similarly bad D contract (Volchenkov for Ruutu?)

I only mention upgrading their defense, because the Canes have been quite open about wanting to do that. A decent veteran defenseman comes with a $2 million cap hit, and Murphy for Corvo is more or less a wash cap wise.

Volchenkov is not waiving his NTC to play in Carolina.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Semin likes the BBQ down here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0