I wrote about 3/4 of an article about the cap, then I realized Quisp already wrote that article a few days ago, so I deleted that article and decided to just link you to his.
Effectively, this is what Quisp came up with before the Voynov signing:
Dustin Brown ($3.18MM) / Anze Kopitar ($6.8MM) / Justin Williams ($3.65MM)
Tyler Toffoli ($870K) / Mike Richards ($5.75MM) / Jeff Carter ($5.27MM)
Dwight King ($750K) / Jarret Stoll ($3.25MM / Trevor Lewis ($1MM)
Kyle Clifford ($900K) / Colin Fraser ($825K) / Jordan Nolan ($700K)
Tanner Pearson ($925K) / Linden Vey ($900K)
Robyn Regehr ($3MM) / Drew Doughty ($7MM)
Slava Voynov ($3.9MM) / Rob Scuderi ($3.4MM)
Jake Muzzin ($850K) / Matt Greene ($2.95MM)
Alec Martinez ($750K)
Jonathan Quick ($5.8MM)
Jonathan Bernier ($1.75MM)
LTIR, RETIREMENT or COMPLIANCE BUY-OUT
Now that we know Voynov’s number is $4.17MM, which is 180K more than Quisp projected (hey, nice one Quisp), the only thing that changes from what he wrote is that you have to replace one of Pearson or Vey in Quisp’s lineup with a cheaper player making closer to league minimum and/or you do as he suggests and you trade Bernier and sign a cheap veteran backup goalie for around or under $1 million.
Here is a list of unrestricted free agent goalies. The three names that jump out at me are Dan Ellis, Brian Boucher and Ray Emery. None of them are great, none of them will cost too much, all are capable of spot duty for Quick under a defensively robust Sutter team. It’s time to do the right thing and let Bernier move on, unless for some strange reason he’s decided he wants nothing more in life than to be Quick’s backup.
I think my real point here is that Timmy is still a fool for ever saying the Kings need to trade Justin Williams.
EDIT: I should add that I think Quisps’ number for Trevor Lewis is low. I think Lewis would want closer to two and will get somewhere around $1.4MM.
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