Saturday, June 12, 2010

Countdown to July 1: NHL Salary Cap Numbers- Philadelphia Flyers


As the July 1 Free Agency period is quickly approaching, we continue our look at the current cap status of each team, and breakdown what they have, or don't have in terms of room to maneuver this off-season.

Next up: the Cup runner-up .

Philadelphia Flyers

Roster players under contract for 2010-2011*

Forwards:
Daniel Briere $6.5m, Mike Richards $5.75m, Simon Gagne $5.25m, Jeff Carter $5.0m, Scott Hartnell $4.2m, James Van Riemsdyk $1.654m, Ian Laperriere $1.166m, Claude Giroux $821k, Ville Leino $800k, Blair Betts $700k, Riley Cote $550k

Defensemen:
Kimmo Timonen $6.333m, Chris Pronger $4.921m, Matt Carle $3.437m, Oskars Bartulis $600k

Goaltenders:
Brian Boucher $925k

Roster Players Under Contract: 16
2010-2011 Cap: $56,800,000
2010-2011 Payroll: $48,609,762

Cap Space: $8,827,738


Non-Roster players under contract

Forwards: 
Michael Testwuide $900k, Andrew Rowe $900k, Jon Kalinski $875k, Andreas Nodl $850k, Stefan Ledein $816k, Garrett Klotz $800k, Ben Holmstrom $750k, Eric Wellwood $600, Like Pither $600k, Shane Harper $600k, Zac Rinaldo $550k, Patrick Maroon $528k

Defensemen: 
Erik Gustafsson $900k, Marc-Andre Bourdon $875k, Joonas Lehtivuori $850k, Kevin Marshall $845k, Tyler Hostetter $535k

Goaltenders: 
Sergei Bobrovsky $1.75m, Brian Stewart $600k



UFAs
Mike Rathje,D $3.5m, Ray Emery, G $1.5m, Johan Backlund G, $800k, Lukas Krajicek, D $700k, Aaron Asham, F $600k, Michael Leighton, G $600k, Danny Syvret, D $600k, Sean Curry, D $600k, Ryan Dingle, F $600k, Joey Mormina, D $500k, Mika Pyorala, F $500k, Sebastien Caron, G $500k, Jared Ross, F $500k, Jason Ward, F $500k, Krys Kolanos, F $500k

RFAs 
Braydon Coburn, D $1.3m, Michael Teslak, G $900k, Daniel Carcillo, F $900k, Ryan Parent, D $900k, Jonathan Matsumoto, F $600k, Rob Bellamy, F $500k, Jeremy Duchesne, G $500k, Darroll Powe, F $500k, David Laliberte, F $500k, Matt Clackson, F $500k, Josh Beaulieu, F $500k

Analysis:
The good news is that  all of their core is intact.  However, questions abound in net and on defense.  They will need to sign goaltenders, but how many will they need?  Last season was a virtual revolving door between the pipes.  Will they want Emery back?  Will they retain Michael Leighton at a higher price? The Flyers are also in need of blueliners at both the NHL and AHL level.


As far as retaining what they had, outside of Leighton, Asham and Krajicek, the team has little to be concerned about regarding their UFAs.  All three of those players were key down the stretch, and all came at a nominal price.  Will they want more? Philadelphia's RFAs Coburn and Parent are almost certain to be retained.  No doubt they will be seeking raises.  At forward, caveman Carcillo and Powe both played significant roles with the team and a very likely to be resigned.

The big question will be if they go after a top FA netminder.  Certainly Nabokov, Turco, Chris Mason, Dan Ellis, or even Jose Theodore will be talked about. Yet, to add one of those guys would cost the team the ability to go after quality depth on the blueline, and even force them to make other moves to free up space.

Having $8 million + in space, but being in need of signing a goalie, a forward or two, and at least three defensemen, means that you really have no cap space at all.


* all cap numbers provided by www.capgeek.com

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