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Offline Newfoundlandleaf

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Lupul and Horton
« on: October 04, 2017, 08:46:31 AM »
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Sorry if this has been answered....on Cap friendly, Lupul is moved to LTIR for cap reasons, etc. but Horton is on LTIR but not moved? Don't they both save leafs cap room? Thank you in advance!

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Re: Lupul and Horton
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 09:05:39 AM »
May have my own answer!!

........ worth noting that the Leafs already have more than the 10% “bonus” cap space already tied up.  With a $74 million upper limit estimated for the 2016-17 NHL season, the extra space available in the summer would be $7.4M.  Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas have $8.3M in combined cap hits, which means that, even after accounting for the 10% summer overage, the Leafs have $900,000 less cap room to work with.

If you add more players to that total, like Joffrey Lupul and his $5.25M cap hit, the available room becomes even smaller.  Because teams can’t replace players on LTIR until the regular season starts, they can’t add salary past the 10% summer overage, meaning that there isn’t any benefit in the summer to the possibility that Joffrey Lupul may wind up on injured reserve a few months later.

Let’s say that the Leafs intend to have Robidas, Horton, and Lupul on LTIR.  After accounting for the 10% summer overage, the team would have $6.15M less than the upper limit available to spend.  Assuming a $74M upper limit, meaning their actual available space would be $67.85M, not $74M (and even less than that once you account for the Tim Gleason buyout and retained salary on Phil Kessel).

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Re: Lupul and Horton
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 09:05:39 AM »