Sunday, June 20, 2010

Countdown to July 1: NHL Salary Cap Numbers- Detroit Red Wings

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 2008 Cup Champions.

Detroit Red Wings
 
Roster players under contract for 2010-2011*

Forwards:
Pavel Datsyuk $6.7m, Henrik Zetterberg $6.083m, Johan Franzen $3.954m, Valterri Filppula, $3.0m, Jiri Hudler $2.875m, Daniel Cleary $2.8m, Todd Bertuzzi, $1.937m, Tomas Holmstrom $1.875m, Kris Draper $1.583m, Mattias Ritola $516k

Defensemen:
Niklas Lidstrom $6.2m, Brian Rafalski $6.0m, Brad Stuart $3.75m, Niklas Kronwall $3.0m, Jonathan Ericsson $900k, Jakub Kindl $883k
 

Goaltenders:
Chris Osgood $1.416m, Jimmy Howard $716k

Roster Players Under Contract: 18
2010-2011 Cap: $56,800,000
2010-2011 Payroll: $
54,192,045

Cap Space:
$2,607,955
Non-Roster players under contract

Forwards:
Joakim Andersson $875k, Tomas Tatar $870k, Dick Axelsson $850k, Cory Emmerton $821k, Jan Mursak $646k, Mitchell Callahan $558k, Francis Pare $540k, Willie Coetzee $526k, Brent Raedeke $522k, Jordan Owens $515k, Ilari Filppula $500k

Defensemen:
Brendan Smith $875k, Logan Pyett $850k, Sebastien Piche $563k, Travis Ehrhardt $533k, Brian Lashoff $522k, Doug Janik $512k

Goaltenders:

Jordan Pearce $875k, Thomas McCollum $845k

UFAs
Jason Williams, F $1.5m, Andreas Lilja, D $1.2m, Kirk Maltby, F $900k, Brett Lebda $700k, Jamie Tardif, F $500k, Riley Armstrong, F $500k, Brad May, F $500k, Ryan Oulahen, F $500k, Jeremy Williams, F $500k
 
RFAs
Daniel Larsson, G, $800k, Justin Abdelkader, F $800k, Johan Ryno, F $600k, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, D $600k, Darren Helm, F $600k, Sergei Kolosov, D $500k, Drew Miller, F $500k, Evan McGrath, F $500k, Patrick Eaves, F $500k, Derek Meetch, D $500k

Analysis:
Five minutes in to the off-season and the Wings are nearly set for next season.  They moved quickly to bring back Lidstrom, Bertuzzi, Holmstrom, and "brought back" Jiri Hudler.  Not a bad start!  They also made a move to sign Valterri Filppula's big brother Ilari.  
 
With a couple million left over, Detroit should be able to re-sign most, if not all of the free agents that they want. Lidstrom's return means that they can allow Doug Janik another development season in Grad Rapids, but it also means that  there will be no big free agent splash this summer.
 
Bringing back Hudler gives the Red Wings more scoring depth and, of course, another run at the Cup for next year.


* all cap numbers provided by www.capgeek.com  

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