RicochetII Posted February 23, 2009 Report Share Posted February 23, 2009 For all things related to this season's trade deadline Wednesday, March 4th @ 3pm EST. I thought it would be nice to have one place to hang out and discuss the moves being made up to, and including, the trade deadline day. Only 10 days left as of this posting and a couple of moves have been made already. Since this is a unique annual event, I felt it deserved its own discussion forum so we can follow the action without losing track of the discussion and spreading our posts throughout numerous other threads. Please keep discussion related to actual information and transactions and use the existing threads for general and fantasy discussion. To begin, this might be a helpful link with some basic information on trades and league requirements to complete a transaction : http://habsinsideout.com/main/16058 From the NHL Communications department: Using NHLscap to analyze our salary cap restrictions ... There will be 40 days left in the schedule for the season, of a 190 day schedule. (May be 191 days depending on which day(s) are inclusive, but this is an estimation in either case.) Estimated cap expenses : $11.937M Remaining cap limit (approx.) : $11.937M Pro-rated buyouts (approx.) : $160,983 Cap space available (approx.) : -$160,983 Forgive me for any errors and please correct where appropriate. I'm not completely confident on them but fairly certain the calculations are correct based on the information I have available and my understanding of pro-rated contracts. This is based on the following 25 player roster. A. Kostitsyn --- Plekanec ------ Kovalev --------- Higgins --------- Koivu D'Agostini ----- Pacioretty ----- Lapierre --------- Kostopoulos --- Stewart Chipchura ----- Laraque ------- Latendresse ----- Tanguay ------- Begin Dandenault ---- Markov ------- Komisarek ------- Hamrlik -------- Schneider Gorges --------- Brisebois ----- Bouillon ---------- Price ----------- Halak Factors and adjustments : Latendresse is not expected to be activated by the deadline. That provides us with $179K cap space until he returns. His salary, in effect, brings our current over limit status back under limit, as I included him in the 25 player roster. Tanguay is expected to return prior to the deadline. There is no adjustment necessary as I have included him. Lang is not expected to return. I am not clear on this, but from what I can see we are permitted to exceed the cap by a certain amount with him on IR? The calculation is based on our club salary at the time of his injury. Perhaps someone can help with the calculations, I'm not going to do the math on something I don't completely understand. FOR EXAMPLE ONLY : IF I am correct, and IF our club cap was $56M at the time, of a possible $56.7M, then we are allowed to exceed the cap by $3.3M (Our club salary at the time, plus a $4M allowance for Lang's replacement). Lang's salary still counts against our cap while he is on the IR, but we are permitted to replace him with a player(s) of equal or lesser value. We have essentially used the leeway from Lang's injury, in addition to our remaining amount, by adding Schneider to the roster. At this point, we are required to move a player within $19K of Latendresse's pro-rated salary in order to remain under the cap. That can be accomplished either via trade or returning a player to the minors. Stewart is $101K / D'Agostini is $105K / Chipchura is $198K / Pacioretty is $179K / Latendresse is $179K How to calculate a player's pro-rated salary : Take that player's annual cap hit and divide it by 190 (or 191), the number of days in the NHL schedule (October 4th - April 12th), to get that player's daily cap hit. Multiply that player's daily cap hit by 40 (the number of days remaining in the schedule as of the March 4th deadline. Note to Habs fans : Just because we have no cap space available, does not mean we can't potentially make a trade. These numbers are based on a roster that includes a number of callups and is over the roster limit when healthy. It simply means that any move we do make requires a player(s) to be sent down and/or exchanged. I've already listed the callups' pro-rated salaries, Stewart is $101K / D'Agostini is $105K / Chipchura is $198K / Pacioretty is $179K. Examples : Dropping Stewart, D'Agostini and Chipchura to the minors, for example, would allow us to acquire a player with a pro-rated salary of $225K. (Callups deducted and Latendresse added) That would bring us up to a 23 player roster again. That's the equivalent of a player earning just over $1M/year. Trading a player at $1.7M/year in addition to dropping Stewart and Chipchura to the minors, would allow us to acquire a player with a pro-rated salary of $480K. That's the equivalent of a player earning around $2.3M/year and still maintains a 23 player roster. Anyway, that should be enough to get the thread started and our own situation outlined. Now we just need to wait for the teams to start moving. I don't expect there will be a lot happening until the deadline, but I'll likely be in this thread most of the day on March 4th, so come and join me! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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