Re: Seguin back to the OHL?
posted at 10/27/2010 3:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Seguin back to the OHL?
[QUOTE]It is an interesting idea, considering what Florida did to Godbranson. It'd save almost $4Mil in Cap room
, and give them room for proven NHL performers. By that I mean that Seguin appears to be capable of playing in the NHL, and at a high level, but has yet to prove he can do it over 82 games, and playoffs, when it counts. I personally think it is a bad idea, but I can see it happening.
Posted by perrysound[/QUOTE]
Untrue. Seguin is listed as a $3+ million cap hit because his bonuses are included, but he would have to reach
those bonuses (20+ goals, all-star team, etc. etc.) for it to actually count against the cap. If
the Bruins could add an NHL player who's capable of doing that (who? how?), you can be sure he'd cost about the same.
And even if he does collect on his bonuses, there is a 7.5 percent bonus cushion allowed against the cap, and anything beyond that can be deferred to next year (as with the Blackhawks when Jonathan Toews won the Conn Symth), when you have some significant salaries (Ryder, Sturm) coming off the books.