Let's say the cap goes up by $2-million up to $75-million. $21,617,023 of cap space per capfriendly + $2-million cap increase = $23,617,023. Looking at the guys we have to re-sign, and being on the lower end of their asks when it comes to AAV most likely: - Radulov ($6.25m) - Galchenyuk ($6m) - Markov ($3.5m) - Beaulieu ($2.5m) So, $5,367,203 of available cap space after those key guys are re-signed. Beaulieu could be dealt. Emelin ($4m could be dealt), Plekanec ($6m) could be dealt or taken by Vegas. If the latter two could be dealt for just picks to free up the cap, you free up an extra $10-million so you have a bit more than $15.25m cap space. I could see them looking to re-sign Dwight King if he has a good showing here at around $2.2m considering what he currently makes and the province he'd now be playing in, and Nesterov as a depth option. Maybe Martinsen, too. Let's say those 3 players combined would eat up $3.8m combined. $11,567,203 in cap. You'd need a second-line center, you STILL need a top-six forward (or two), and possibly a more mobile, younger LHD (let's not put all that pressure on young Sergachev so quickly in his career). Plus you need to maintain the cap space to re-sign Price, Danault and maybe Davidson next summer and then Pacioretty and Lehkonen in two summers. So there's the cap outlook I could come up with factoring in a $2m increase in salary cap and expiring contracts and whatnot. And again, reminder: those numbers up above for the four players up there are extremely low-end numbers IMO, especially Radulov who could get in the $7m range depending on term.