Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Money money money money, MONEY.

Let's check out the financial situation of the 2007-2008 Edmonton Oilers.
* Estimated salary.

Forwards
Lock to make the team:
Horcoff: 3.6
Hemsky: 3.6
Moreau: 2.75
Lupul: 2.535
Pisani: 2.5
Stoll: 2.2
Reasoner: .9
*Torres: 1.9
8/9F @ 20M
Likely to make the team out of camp:
Pouliot: .9
Thoresen: 0.5
Jacques: 0.6
Nilsson: .9
4/5F @ 3M

Defensemen
Lock to make the team:
Staios: 2.9
Smith: 1.9
Smid: 0.7
*Grebeshkov: 0.9 (Lowe stated that he is signed to a 1 year deal)
*Greene: 0.9
4/7D @ 7.4M

Goaltenders
Roloson: 3.6
1/2G @ 3.6M

Total committed Salary: 34M

Positions to fill:

Forwards: 1 top 9, 1 press box.
Defensemen: 2 top 6, 1 press box.
Goaltenders: 1 backup.
Budget: 34/42=8M (42M is a generous estimate)

How would you spend the cash?

7 comments:

Kyle said...

Geez, 9 million to pull in at least a top line forward and at least 1 top pairing defenceman. Ouch.

Think we can find a reliable LW who'll score 30g/year for about 5.5?

kinger said...

Forwards: I would bring up Brodziak (550k/7=7.45) and resign Toby Petersen (450k/7.45=7m).

Defense: I would resign Hejda (1.5/7=5.5) and sign Andrei Markov (5/5.5).

I would sign a backup goaltender for 500k.

Torres - Horcoff - Hemsky
Thoresen - Pouliot - Lupul
Nilsson - Stoll - Pisani
Moreau - Reasoner - Petersen
Jacques
Brodziak

Markov - Smith
Smid - Staios
Hejda - Greene
Grebeshkov

Roloson
Deslaurier (if I can squeeze an extra 150k out of the EIG)

kinger said...

Geez, 9 million to pull in at least a top line forward and at least 1 top pairing defenceman. Ouch.

It's worse, it's actually only 8M, I forgot about that tower of power Matt Greene.

Basically unless we move some roster players, we can only afford a top forward or a top defenseman.

Think we can find a reliable LW who'll score 30g/year for about 5.5?

=(

Black Dog said...

I think Moreau's cap hit is actually 2M and Lupul's is 2.3.

If Torres gets 1.9 I'll cry.

I think you can count on a couple of guys getting moved off this roster.

Mr DeBakey said...

Using Cap Hits:

Horcoff between Nilsson & Hemsky $8.7
Stoll between Moreau & Pisani $6.7
Pouliot Between Torres & Lupul $4.5
Reasoner Between Jacques & Thoreson $2.2
Brodziak & Petersen $1.0
Smith, Staios & Hejda $6.7
Smid, Gilbert & Grebby $2.7
Roloson & Markkanen $4.5

Total $37
for 22 players – need 1 more D
Torres @ $1.25, Hejda @ $2
The suggested lines are for illustration purposes only.
No Greene, Sykora, Tjarnqvist, Stortini, Winchester, Roy; except for Sykora these guys don’t really affect the $$ totals.

The 7th D?
If its Greene, Yikes!
Tjarnqvist @ $1.5, Well, would leave some $$$ room to upgrade forwards
Zidlicky @ $3.35? Good. Would also leave room for forward upgrade
Redden @ $6.5? D is ok, F better be too.

kinger said...

I think Moreau's cap hit is actually 2M and Lupul's is 2.3.

If Torres gets 1.9 I'll cry.

I think you can count on a couple of guys getting moved off this roster.


Yea, I used their actual salary. I figure since the Oilers work on a budget that is below the cap, actual dollars are more important than cap hit.

Black Dog said...

Fair enough.