I don't mind overpaying (slightly) if the player is what we need. Imagine having Radulov in the mix at lets say $7.5M? Too bad we didn't overpay for him when he decided to bolt to the no state tax city in Dallas. Imagine if we lost only 1 of Markov, Beaulieu, and Emelin instead of all 3? Imagine not putting ourselves in a situation where we had to sign Alzner at LD? We could have Radulov in the mix and also have about $6M to spare. Unload Schlemko and we would still have the same $8 - $9M cap space we have today to use. Alzner has not affected our cap yet but it might very soon if we want to improve our team through trades or UFA.