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#301 CarterforPresident

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:51 PM

His cap isn't that bad specially with it climbing every season. Got him for nothing and he'll be an upgrade over Loki anyway so it's whatever really.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

His cap isn't that bad specially with it climbing every season. Got him for nothing and he'll be an upgrade over Loki anyway so it's whatever really.

 

Rumors are the cap is going DOWN next season. 


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:17 PM

Rumors are the cap is going DOWN next season. 

 

never saw that, pretty damn sure it's going up and a lot


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

never saw that, pretty damn sure it's going up and a lot

The 2014-2015 salary cap is projected to be only slightly higher than the 2012-2013 cap.

If the US Dollar strengthens against the Canadian Dollar then the salary cap may drop, in comparison, since the Canadian Dollar is a disproportionate amount of the league revenues.

Next years cap looks to be $6 or $7 million dollars higher than this season.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

The 2014-2015 salary cap is projected to be only slightly higher than the 2012-2013 cap.

If the US Dollar strengthens against the Canadian Dollar then the salary cap may drop, in comparison, since the Canadian Dollar is a disproportionate amount of the league revenues.

 

i have nothing other than the cap being at or above $70.1. it was artifically deflated for this season as it is and next year's cap will be based off the revenue from this year which, thanks to all the outdoor games, will be outrageous.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

Rumors are the cap is going DOWN next season. 

 

Only down in comparison to initial estimates.  It's still going way up from where it was this year.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Don't forget the new Canadian TV deal- combined with the outdoor game revenue, it should make for a nice rise.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

Not likely.

Rumors are the cap is going DOWN next season.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:37 PM

 

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:56 PM

so what might the lines look like now, id like to see henrique on zajacs wing...i know thats more difficult now.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:57 PM

i wouldnt want to break up that henrique line it has been working well
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

^true, true^


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:15 PM

Not likely.

 

I don't think it's going to go down but it might not go up as much as originally thought.

 

This article touches on it briefly.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

someone mocking him in finland lol

 


 
 


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:52 AM

Simply, where does he fit on this team? Is he going to push Zubrus to center?


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:01 AM

Simply, where does he fit on this team? Is he going to push Zubrus to center?

 

He fits on the 3rd line.  The player we traded (Loktionov) is more suited for a top 2 center role with skilled wingers.  The Devils were using him on the 3rd line with grinder wingers.  And Lokti isn't gonna bump Zajac and Elias from the top 2 center positions.  So Ruutu is a guy who fits better on the 3rd line than Loktionov.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:06 AM

He fits on the 3rd line.  The player we traded (Loktionov) is more suited for a top 2 center role with skilled wingers.  The Devils were using him on the 3rd line with grinder wingers.  And Lokti isn't gonna bump Zajac and Elias from the top 2 center positions.  So Ruutu is a guy who fits better on the 3rd line than Loktionov.

 

I agree that Ruutu is a 3rd liner, but he's a winger and Lokti is a center. We're going to do some major realignment to fit him in, which I'm not sure is beneficial to this team with this few games left in the season.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:11 AM

He fits on the 3rd line.  The player we traded (Loktionov) is more suited for a top 2 center role with skilled wingers.  The Devils were using him on the 3rd line with grinder wingers.  And Lokti isn't gonna bump Zajac and Elias from the top 2 center positions.  So Ruutu is a guy who fits better on the 3rd line than Loktionov.

Since when is Ryder a "grinder"? It was the 3rd line but by no means was Loktionov with the likes of Gionta or Carter. Loktionov's most common linemates 5v5 were with Ryder (144:08), Zubrus (126:40), Brunner (124:11), Jagr (111:51), Bernier (103:02), and Clowe (87:22). Loktionov was also given the most favorable zone starts on the team so he wasn't be used in a defensive role at all.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:13 AM

I agree that Ruutu is a 3rd liner, but he's a winger and Lokti is a center. We're going to do some major realignment to fit him in, which I'm not sure is beneficial to this team with this few games left in the season.

 

Ruutu can play center.  But he is more suited for the wing.  Regarding breaking up the lines, I think the only line we shouldn't touch is the 2nd line of Henrique - Elias - Brunner.  I think the way Clowe is playing, he deserves a shot on the first line with Zajac and Jagr.  For the 3rd line, go with Ruutu - Zubrus - Ryder.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:16 AM

Since when is Ryder a "grinder"? It was the 3rd line but by no means was Loktionov with the likes of Gionta or Carter. Loktionov's most common linemates 5v5 were with Ryder (144:08), Zubrus (126:40), Brunner (124:11), Jagr (111:51), Bernier (103:02), and Clowe (87:22). Loktionov was also given the most favorable zone starts on the team so he wasn't be used in a defensive role at all.

 

It was still a 3rd line though.  He needs to be a 2nd line center in order to be good.  He never had skilled linemates here to be successful.


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