The Habs are projected to have 12,68 M$ in Cap space for season start. If we buy out Kaberle, this increases by 4,25 to 16,93M$. The players that we release will be: Michael Ryder (UFA, 3,5M$) Colby Armstrong (UFA, 1M$) Desharnais (RFA, 875K$) Ryan White (RFA, 687K$) Petteri Nokelainen (UFA, 575K$) Francis Bouillon (UFA, 1,5M$) Yannick Weber (RFA, 850K$) Tomas Kaberle (UFA, 4,25M$) Peter Budaj (UFA, 1,15M$) As you can see, beside Ryder and Desharnais, everbody released is basic support personnel. Ryder himself is kind of a question mark; nobody know what is management's plan for Desharnais, but let's assume he gets an increase to 3.5M$. Let's set aside a generous 5M$ for additional support personel (resigning or new base UFA or ELC for Tinordi/Beaulieu/Leblanc if they make it). This still leaves us with a very, very nice 8.4M$ left in cap space to get us UFAs. That's Richards money. Do you think we should try to get more solid "good/great" players or break the bank with a very sought-after player like Perry?