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Salary Cap Update: How the New Contracts fit in.

 

Montreal has been active during the past 2 days, signing 3 new UFAs and re-signing RFA goaltender Carey Price to a big long term contract. Full analysis here at “A Winning Habit” is forthcoming but for now lets look at how these new contracts fit in to the Canadiens salary cap structure in a 70.2M cap world.

 

Cap Hits in Millions of Dollars

Forwards

Pacioretty

Plekanec

Cole

1.650

5.000

4.500

Bourque

Desharnais

Gionta

3.330

0.850

5.000

Moen

Eller

Leblanc

1.850

?

1.170

Prust

White

Armstrong

2.500

0.688

1.000

Nokelainan

0.575

Defense

Markov

Subban

5.750

?

Gorges

Emelin

3.900

2.000

Kaberle

Diaz

4.250

?

Boullion

Weber

1.500

0.850

Goaltending

Price

6.500

Budaj

1.150

Gomez

7.345

Total Salary: 61.3 Million of 70.2 Million

 

 

Cap Hit as Percentage of Cap Space

 

Forwards

Pacioretty

Plekanec

Cole

2.350

7.123

6.410

Bourque

Desharnais

Gionta

4.744

1.211

7.123

Moen

Eller

Leblanc

2.635

?

1.667

Prust

White

Armstrong

3.561

0.979

1.425

Nokelainan

0.819

Defense

Markov

Subban

8.191

?

Gorges

Emelin

5.556

2.849

Kaberle

Diaz

6.054

?

Boullion

Weber

2.137

1.211

Goaltending

Price

9.259

Budaj

1.638

Gomez

10.463

Percentage of Cap Used: 87.3%

 

Cap Hit as Fraction of Average Cap Roster Spot

Forwards

Pacioretty

Plekanec

Cole

0.541

1.638

1.474

Bourque

Desharnais

Gionta

1.091

0.278

1.638

Moen

Eller

Leblanc

0.606

?

0.383

Prust

White

Armstrong

0.819

0.225

0.328

Nokelainan

0.188

Defense

Markov

Subban

1.884

?

Gorges

Emelin

1.278

0.655

Kaberle

Diaz

1.392

?

Boullion

Weber

0.491

0.278

Goaltending

Price

2.130

Budaj

0.377

Gomez

2.406

Roster Players: 21

Number of Cap Roster Player Fractions Spent: 20.0

 

Montreal currently has 8.9 million dollars in cap space available and 3 roster RFA’s to re-sign (Subban, Eller and Diaz). With Subban’s anticipated raise these 3 will likely consume the remaining capspace. Any new salary added must be accompanied with salary lost. As expected, the Gomez question factors heavily in what Montreal can do. It has been announced that Montreal will not use the normal buyout rules to get rid of him. What can happen with Gomez though will depend on what is in the new CBA to be negotiated this summer. The AHL loophole may be closed and there is no word of an amnesty buyout period.

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