Looking At Some Numbers

With all the crazy contracts being shelled out over the past few days, I decided to take a look at the Ducks current Cap situation, as well as individual players. I am not going to assault you with hundreds of numbers, just a simple look at how the Ducks standing in the current NHL market.

I’ve always been interested in contracts, cap hits and all that good stuff. With many teams just trying to reach the cap floor, and others trying to find a way  to stay under cap, it’s nice to know where your team stands.

As you may already know, the salary cap has raised $5 million for the 2011-2012 season. It has risen from $59.4 million to $64 million, with a floor of $48 million. Basically, a team can not go over 64 million, but must be over 48 million. The raise in cap space required a ton of teams with low payrolls to spend more money to reach the floor.

Lets take a look at what some of the Ducks are making this coming season.

Forwards:

-Perry: 5.3 million

-Getzlaf: 5.3 million

-Ryan: 5.1 million

-Blake: 4.0 million

Defensemen:

-Visnovsky: 5.6 million

-Beauchemin: 3.8 million

-Sbisa: 2.2 million

Goalies:
- Hiller: 4.5 million

-Ellis: 1.5 million.

The Ducks total payroll is $49,445,833 with $14,854,167 left to spend. They are slightly over the floor. Keep in mind the Ducks will re-sign Teemu Selanne if he comes back, which could range from anywhere in between $3 million and $5 million.

With plenty of extra cap space, the Ducks are not in jeopardy of having to trade players away just to be under the cap. This could also provide them to sign a big league player, which they made need to do when Selanne does eventually retire. It also keeps players like Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan around since we can afford them.

All numbers via capgeek.com

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Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Corey Perry, Dan Ellis, Jason Blake, Jonas Hiller, Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu Selanne

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