FORWARDS Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($4.500m) Tomas Tatar ($1.500m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) Drew Miller ($1.350m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Danny Cleary ($1.750m) Luke Glendening ($0.605m) / Riley Sheahan ($0.715m) / DEFENSEMEN Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m) Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) / Danny DeKeyser ($2.750m) Dan Girardi ($5.000m) / Brendan Smith ($1.263m) Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) Jonas Gustavsson ($2.000m) BUYOUTS Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) BURIED Jordin Tootoo ($0.975m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (estimations for 2014-15) SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,869,545; BONUSES: $0 CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,230,455
so yeah i got bored at work and went over to cap geek to dick around and realized this team has A LOT of flexability next year I think Alfredsson would be willing to take a slight pay cut (if he decideds to return) and even if he doesnt they still have enough room to throw in an exra million. Dan Girardi would be a HUGE upgrade over Q, and i think pairing his shut down abilities with Smiths Offensive flare could make a decent pairing especially as a third pair. As much as i hope i am wrong i see Holland extendning an another offer to Cleary but luckily he will be a 4th line forward but personally id rather see more of a hard hitting tough guy who can play good defense ( not a goon) maybe dom moore would be a good filler over buckets. that also leaves 3.2 in cap space to play around with. maybe trying to bring in some extra scoring, or a puck moving D-man. what say you?