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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Salary Cap - Isles near floor

With the signing of Blake Comeau yesterday (1 year, 2.5 million), the Isles are within rounding error of the salary cap floor ($46.3 million).

Note that capgeek does count Nabokov as one of the goalies but does not count Bailey (RFA), Niederreiter, deHaan or any of the young goalies (Nilsson, Koskinen and Poulin)

Brian Rolston is the highest paid player on the roster; Frans Nielsen, who will be do a big raise next summer remains the biggest bargain on the Isles, if not in the entire NHL -- he is at the NHL minimum of $525,000.

Capgeek is showing 12 forwards, 8 defensemen and 3 goalies on the 23-man roster as opposed to the 13/7/3 the Isles would likely carry at the start of the season.

FWIW, the Isles now have 9 players on the roster with cap hits of at least 2.5 million (see cap hits below); by comparison the Flyers and Devils each have 11, the Penguins have 10 while the Rangers have only eight.


Brian Rolston ($5.062m) / John Tavares ($3.750m) / Matt Moulson ($3.133m)
Michael Grabner ($3.000m) / Kyle Okposo ($2.800m) / Blake Comeau ($2.500m)
Marty Reasoner ($1.350m) / Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau ($1.250m) / Matt Martin ($0.852m)
Trevor Gillies ($0.625m) / Micheal Haley ($0.550m) / Frans Nielsen ($0.525m)

Mark Streit ($4.100m) / Mark Eaton ($2.500m)
Milan Jurcina ($1.600m) / Travis Hamonic ($0.875m)
Ty Wishart ($0.803m) / Mike Mottau ($0.800m)
Dylan Reese ($0.635m) / Andrew MacDonald ($0.550m)

Rick DiPietro ($4.500m) / Al Montoya ($0.601m) / Evgeni Nabokov ($0.570m)

BUYOUTS: Alexei Yashin ($2.204m) / Brendan Witt ($0.833m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $45,970,166; BONUSES: $3,087,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $18,329,834

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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