Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chicago's dynasty ended as soon as it began...

The summer of cap problems in Chicago

James Duthie got a leg up on everybody today, but hilariously pointing out that Jonathan Toews gets a $1.3 million bonus for winning the Conn Smythe Trophy. Whether that's worth the diamond crypto smartphone or 6,500,000 cab fares for teammate Patrick Kane, it also adds up to one huge headache for Chicago General Manager Stan Bowman.


Toews - 7.500
Kane - 6.200
Hossa - 5.233
Sharp - 3.900
Bolland - 3.375
Versteeg - 3.083
Byfuglien - 3.000

Campbell - 7.140
Keith - 5.551
Seabrook - 3.500

Huet - 5.625

Their cap hit for next year is already $58.866 million when you factor in the Toews bonus. The cap isn't expected to go up all that much if it does at all, meaning that the Blackhawks could have less than a million dollars to sign four players. Some of these contracts, like Brian Campbell's, Cristobal Huet's, Patrick Sharp's, Dave Bolland's and Kris Versteeg's, are absolutely un-tradeable.

See you in 2059, when Marian Hossa's contract is up, and also when the Blackhawks are due to win their fifth Stanley Cup.


  1. Players returned to the minors don't count against the cap. Huet will get buried in the minors, freeing up that 5.625.

  2. Ok... so now they will have around 6.5 million dollars to sign 4 players...

    That solves all the problems...

  3. One of them being Andrew Ladd.