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Mccabe is making $7.15million, ands yes it's ridiculous.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?fid=2706&hubname=

When determining annual cap space, you calculate player salaries by averaging them out over the years on their contract. Therefore, because McCabe is signed to a 5-year, $28.5 million deal, he only accounts for $5.7 million against the cap in any given year, regardless of his actual salary at the time. This provision exists to prevent GMs from structuring contracts with ridiculously disparate yearly salaries to 'cheat' the cap (sign an elite player to a huge contract, pay him $7 million in year one, and $2 million in year two, so in year 2 you can sign another elite player to a $7 million contract, etc.). So while TSN has the right overall figure for McCabe's contract, they're wrong in estimating that he takes up $7.15 million of cap space this year. He'll only ever take up $5.7 million of cap space per year, which is his average salary.

Actually, just look at the leafs payroll in general, it'll make you laugh. They do have a couple gems in there though, like Tucker at 1.6mill, what a deal.

No arguments there. This is why people who complain that Souray is overpaid need to take a look at the rest of the league.

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^^ Yeah, but so did their entire club after last season. As for Souray in a shootout... he'd either score or miss the net, in my opinion. His shot is strong enough, but how accurate would he be in that position? It's a chance he'll probably never have, anyways.

It's funny, cause he has the same number as this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHrtUtjotmA

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When determining annual cap space, you calculate player salaries by averaging them out over the years on their contract. Therefore, because McCabe is signed to a 5-year, $28.5 million deal, he only accounts for $5.7 million against the cap in any given year, regardless of his actual salary at the time. This provision exists to prevent GMs from structuring contracts with ridiculously disparate yearly salaries to 'cheat' the cap (sign an elite player to a huge contract, pay him $7 million in year one, and $2 million in year two, so in year 2 you can sign another elite player to a $7 million contract, etc.). So while TSN has the right overall figure for McCabe's contract, they're wrong in estimating that he takes up $7.15 million of cap space this year. He'll only ever take up $5.7 million of cap space per year, which is his average salary.

Ya I know how it works, for some reason I didn't bother doing the math in my head, my bad.

I thought shelly looked pretty poor out there tonight personally.

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Guest CanadianMike

What a game by Sheldon tonight. With Dandy out Shelly STEPPED UP...BIG TIME!!!

Where are the Souray-bashers tonight?

GO SOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURAY 2 goals 1 assist. :D

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I don't think Souray is so poor defensively so much as he and Rivet bring out the worst in each other. Given our injury situation, they'll stay together for now, but when Bouillon and Dandenault are healthy, I'd sure like Rivet and Souray to be split up. Teams exploit their collective lack of speed every game. Each guy should be paired up with a faster D-man and both will improve.

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I don't think Souray is so poor defensively so much as he and Rivet bring out the worst in each other. Given our injury situation, they'll stay together for now, but when Bouillon and Dandenault are healthy, I'd sure like Rivet and Souray to be split up. Teams exploit their collective lack of speed every game. Each guy should be paired up with a faster D-man and both will improve.

I'd pair:

Markov/Komisarek

Dandenault/Niinimaa

Boullion/Souray

Rivet/TheBench

(streit)

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Guest Captain Koivu#11
I'd pair:

Markov/Komisarek

Dandenault/Niinimaa

Boullion/Souray

Rivet/TheBench

(streit)

I'd pair Niinimaa and Souray together and Dandenault and Boullion together.

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Guest The_Hockey_Specialist

I agree. It takes some fortitude to even want to be in front of his incoming shot, especially if you're screening the goalie... and Higgens was doing it perfectly!

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I agree that Souray was on fire with his shot last night. However, his defensive play is still not the best, and as he is a defenceman, that is kind of important. He also spent some time in the box which is not good for the team - all these penalties are going to catch up with the Habs.

Unless Souray is going to be used on the power play only, he needs to pick up his defensive game to be truly effective, imo.

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souray is a great all around d-man.tough as nails in his end,most intimidating player on team,great on pp..would you rather have brisebois..believe me if he's traded we will all regret it ,big time.i would trade anyone on team before him,i've said that for two years. the goalies wont get run over with him out there

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I'd pair:

Markov/Komisarek

Dandenault/Niinimaa

Boullion/Souray

Rivet/TheBench

(streit)

We should dress TheBench much more, he's such a complete player... ;-) he he he Sorry guys, just joking, as I live in Europe I never get enough sleep when my Habs are playin'.

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