Build your own team within the cap

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  1. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    I wanted to see how hard it would be to build a good NHL team from scratch with no restrictions (other than the ones I imposed on myself) in the new salary cap environment.

    I decided to try to keep to a budget of $35M.

    I chose to try to keep a fixed percentage to spend for all the players on each line.
    I chose to spend about:
    $2.6M for my 1st line players;
    $1.9M for my 2nd line players;
    $1.2M for my 3rd line;
    $0.5M for my 4th line forwards.

    I wanted to give my #1 goalie the same $2.6M as the 1st line guys
    $1.2M for my backup goalie, same as the 3rd line guys.

    Decided to go with 3 scratches at the minimum, $0.45M each.

    I didn't pay too much attention to position, so if I have 3 wingers on 1 line or 2 centers on another line, this could be figured out by the coach later.

    Here's my team:

    drury(2.93) … doan(3.00) … gaborik(2.70) … ozolinsh(2.75) … norstrom(2.66) … 14.04
    prospal(1.9) … nedved(2.2) … nagy(1.98) … mclaren(1.9) … klee(1.9) .............. 9.88
    brown(1.25) … calder(1.31) … vyborny(1.22) … kalinin(1.33) … zidlicky(1.14) … ..6.25
    cowan(0.53) … kolanos(0.72) … shelley(0.61) … ...........................................1.86
    turco(3.16) … garon(1.22) … … … .............................................................4.38
    bogunieki(0.46) … rupp(0.57) … rivers(0.45) … … … ......................................1.48
    .....................................................................................................$37.89

    As you can see, I blew my $35M budget by almost $3M and am only $1M under the cap.

    My thoughts: If I had this much trouble building a decent team within a budget with no restrictions except my own limits, I can imagine how tough it must be to do this in the real world.

    Another thought: Except for lacking a decent goalie at this time, Phoenix looks like a real good team to me.
     
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  2. rockon83

    rockon83 Registered User

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    how bout putting together the best team within the $39m cap, using the amounts those players actually signed for. that would be interesting.
     
  3. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    Those numbers are the amounts that they are signed for. Check it out.
     
  4. Leaf Lander

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    give us links to the salaries

    and we will all be glad to do it
     
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    just because im lazy i rounded the numbers(up), so excuse me if my numbers arent perfect. This team would be in good shape to go after a few UFA next season as most of the big contracts will be retiring or their contracts will be done(lemeuix, maltby, hull, hasek), but it also has a good contingent of young prospects that can probably step up to first line roles.

    tanguay(3.3 mill),lemeuix(4 mill), hull(1.6)=08.90 mill
    morrison(3.2),crosby(850k), gaborik(2.7) == 06.70 mill(give or take a bit)
    bergeron(650k),carter(950k),calder(1.2) == 02.80 mill
    dingman(570k), domi(1.25), maltby(1.5 mill)= 03.45 mill

    21.8 mill on forwards

    defense
    ozolinsh(2.8) berard(2)
    phillips(2 mill), modry(1.8)
    phaneuf(850k), jackman(1.1)

    goal: hasek(1.5), denis(1.7)

    scratches(just for fun thought i'd add some brandon boys): Fehr(950k), stone(950k, dunno how much he made?), and altho he hasnt signed a contract.. lets say Skinner(500k)

    Forwards:21.8 mill
    Defense: 10.6 mill
    Goal: 3.2 mill
    Scratches: 2.4 mill

    for a grand total of 38 million.






    www.nhlpa.com has a good list of salaries, the team boards on here have good lists, tsn.ca is a good source.. just do a bit of research my friend
     
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    where?...............here:..............answered my own question:D

    http://www.nhlpa.com/thePlayers/index.asp
     
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    Forsberg
    Iginla
    Bertuzzi
    Lidstrom
    Pronger
    Vokoun


    that's it, that's the list.
     
  9. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    What a challange if there's no age limit..

    Try to do this with only 3 players below 25..
     
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    Nagy(2) - Doan(3) - Hejduk(3,7)
    Sturm - Nylander(2,28) - Knuble(1,52)
    Konowalchuk(1,9) - Ricci(1,52) - Barnaby(1,33)
    Rupp(0,6) - Aubin(0,45) - Tootoo(0,6)

    Jovanovski(4) - Ohlund
    Carney(2) - Phillips(2)
    Pitkanen(0,9) - Kronwall

    Fernandez(1,7)
    Roloson(1,6)

    Assuming that Sturm will not make more than 2mio, Ohlund not more than 3,5 and Kronwall about 1m, that will be a teamcost of 37,6mio. And it doesnt have too many young ones in it. Still can add 3 scratches and be under the cap). Mmmh, I like this team, especially the 3rd defensive pair.
     
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    Drury-O'Neill-Gaborik
    Daze-Comrie-Walker
    Moreau-Cassels-Knuble
    Maltby-Wright-Donovan

    Redden-Leopold
    Sydor-Jackman
    Smith-Gauthier

    Hasek
    Weekes

    My math may be off, but it came in around 35million, just below, I believe.

    Left wing:
    Kirk Maltby - 1,444,000
    Ethan Moreau - 1,102,000
    Chris Drury - 2,926,000
    Erik Daze - 2,280,000

    Center
    Tyler Wright - 947,132
    Andrew Cassels - 1,545,333
    Jeff O'Neill - 1,500,000
    Mike Comrie - 1,748,000

    Right Wing
    Michael Knuble - 1,520,000
    Scott Walker - 1,520,000
    Shean Donovon - 627,000
    Marian Gaborik - 2,679,000

    Defence
    Richard Jackman - 760,000
    Jordan Leopold - 1,050,000
    Jason Smith - 1,976,000
    Daryl Sydor - 2,128,000
    Denis Gauthier - 1,333,000
    Wade Redden - 3,724,000

    Goaltending
    Dominik Hasek - 1,520,000
    Kevin Weekes - 1,900,000
     
  12. Remax

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    How about this? Most guys already have contracts so I used their salaries, but the ones that don't I used there previous salary and their performance from the last two seasons (NHL seasons) and gave them a small raise or decrease depending on the performance. Luongo was the only one with a significant change in salary, the rest were usually within $50,000. I think that this team just might win the cup ladies and gents

    -------LW--------$------------C---------$------------RW----------$
    Marian Gaborik--2,679,000------Rick Nash--5,400,000----------Shane Doan--3,002,000
    Jeff O'Neill--1,500,000----------Sidney Crosby--850,000--------Nathan Horton--942,400
    Nikolai Zherdev--942,000-------Alyn McCauley--1,083,000------Scott Walker--1,520,000
    Shawn McEachern--1,000,000--Alexander Ovechkin--850,000---Josef Vasicek--450,000

    --------D-----------$------------D-----------$
    Sheldon Souray--2,128,000---Zdeno Chara--3,724,000
    Scott Hannan--2,033,000----Chris Phillips--1,976,000
    Joni Pitkanen--900,600-------Nathan Dempsey--874,000

    --------G----------$
    Roberto Luongo--4,000,000
    Martin Prusek--625,000

    -----Spares---------$
    Mike Commodore--450,000
    Patrice Bergeron--646,000
    Brad May--650,000

    Total $ 38,225,000

    I know there is quite a bit of youth there but I also have a lot of experience and proven talent in my opinion.
     
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