Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bargain contract "bank"

To make your salary cap "team building" easier, here's a "bank" of good contracts. Team-by-team. If your team isn't represented, lobby to get the GM fired. All cap numbers from Keep in mind that rookies are not listed. (See my Salary Cap Dream Team post for more details)

Ryan Getzlaf (on my team): $5.33 million
Corey Perry: $5.33 million
Teemu Selanne: $2.63 million

Todd White:
$2.38 million
I assume Bryan Little is on his rookie contract. Is that right?

Marc Savard:
$5 million
Aaron Ward: $2.5 million
Andrew Ference (on my team): $1.4 million

Derek Roy: $4 million

David Moss:
$1.3 million
Craig Conroy (on my team): $1.05 million
Robyn Regehr (on my team): $4 million
Rene Bourque: $1.35 million

Cam Ward: $2.67 million

Dustin Byfuglien:
$3 million

Milan Hejduk:
$3.9 million
Marek Svatos: $2.05 million

Antoine Vermette:
$2.76 million


Mike Ribeiro: $5 million
Steve Ott
(on my team): $1.43 million
Toby Petersen
(on my team): .5 million
Stephane Robidas (on my team): $1.5 million
Trevor Daley: $2.3 million

Chris Osgood:
$1.42 million
Johan Franzen: $3.95 million
Tomas Holmstrom: $2.23 million
Kris Draper: $1.58 million
Daniel Cleary: $2.8 million
Henrik Zetterberg: $6.01 million
Pavel Datsyuk: $6.7 million

Ales Hemsky
(on my team): $4.1 million
Ethan Moreau: $2 million

Nathan Horton: $4 million
Stephen Weiss: $3.1 million

Los Angeles
Dustin Brown
(on my team): $3.18 million
Alex Frolov: $2.9 million

Mikko Koivu
: $3.25 million
Brent Burns: $3.5 million
Nick Schultz: $3.5 million

Andrei Markov:
$5.75 million


Jordin Tootoo: just under $1 million
Ryan Suter: $3.5 million
Dan Hamhuis: $2 million
(Is Dan Ellis still in a rookie contract?)

New Jersey

Zach Parise (on the team): $3.1 million
Jamie Langenbrunner: $2.8 million
Jay Pandolfo: $2.5 million
Martin Brodeur: $5.25 million

NY Islanders
Doug Weight:
$2.2 million

NY Rangers
Sean Avery
: (waiver discount) $1.94 million

Anton Volchenkov:
$2.5 million
Alex Auld (on the team): $1 million

Mike Richards
(on the team): $5.7 million

Shane Doan:
$4.55 million
Matthew Lombardi: $1.82 million
Ilya Bryzgalov: $4.25 million

Tyler Kennedy
(on the team): $725,000
Max Talbot: $1.05 million

San Jose
Marc Edouard Vlasic
(on the team): $3.1 million
Douglas Murray: $2.5 million

St. Louis

David Backes: $2.5 million
Chris Mason: $3 million

Tampa Bay
Martin St. Louis:
$5.25 million
Adam Hall: $.6 million


Tomas Kaberle: $4.25 million
Niklas Hagman: $3 million

Ryan Kesler
(on the team): $1.75 million
Alex Burrows (on the team): $2 million
Steve Bernier: $2 million

Alex Semin:
$4.6 million
John Erskine: $1.25 million
Mike Green: $5.25 million


captain Aaron Maiden said...

lol.terrible list

jamestobrien said...

That's not very nice.

robert cleave said...

Rene Bourque up in Cowtown isn't bad for a million three, James. 1st in QualComp on the Flames, middling teammates, and plus 20 at EV in 58 games.

jamestobrien said...

Perhaps I was discriminating based on his name being Rene ;). Well-said, Robert. I shall add him to the list.

Any other players deserve a mention?

jamestobrien said...

Oddly enough, he was on the Flames' minor league roster (at least on the NHLSCAP page) so that might be why Bourque slipped under the radar. I'm guessing that must have been around the time the Flames had trouble staying under the cap?

robert cleave said...

No, they move long term injuries down there if you were using NHLSCAP to pick guys out. He had a high ankle sprain in February, and missed the last two months of the regular season, so he was a LITR guy. Mark Giordano was on that part of the Flames list as well, and got hurt in the same game in Minneapolis in fact. Not a bad guy to add either. Less than 900k with a terrific Corsi rate (21.4). Calgary had good numbers as a team at EV, but his rates are good for what you pay, and his QComp and Qteam numbers were middle of the pack.

As for other guys, Joel Ward in Nashville is a UFA, so he might not technically meet what you're asking for but he only made $500,000 last year. He scored 17 goals and was a very good penalty killer. He might end up with a 100-150 percent raise and still be good value.

jamestobrien said...

Interesting stuff, Robert. It seems like the Flames had an odd mix of huge contracts (Iginla, Kipper, Phaneuf) and great value guys.

CT said...

Dustin Byfuglien?!?

Guh. Buff's had a pretty good playoffs, but it's the first life he's shown since he signed that deal, and he's been a non-factor against Detroit.

Better to take Seabrook at $3.5 per year, or even Patrick Sharp at $3.9.

/blackhawk bias

jamestobrien said...

Good point, CT. I think I might have been swindled by the fact that he always has this sort of mischievous look on his face. Sharp and Seabrook are better values (and players, really).