I am looking at the Duck's payroll for the coming season and think it distinctly possible they may not be able to field a complete roster under the 39 million cap. So far they have $33,256,600 tied up in only 13 players (this doesn't cover Jason Marshall's contract. I can't find the figures for that). In order to field 22 players, they are going to have to sign 9 more players at a shade over the minimum. Chistov is a RFA, so I think they're gonna have to pony up a little bit of change, making it impossible to sign the remaining players with the space left. Could the commissioner void some of their free agent signings (like S. Niedermeyer)? Would they be forced to make a trade? (any other team would sure have them over a barrel). Looks to me like poor planning on the part of the Ducks.