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What Cap Problems?

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

With less than two weeks until the start of training camp, it’s clear that this year’s $64 million salary cap won’t be the financial sharknado that many feared.

Despite the sharp reduction from last year’s prorated $70.2 million ceiling, most clubs appear to be in fair shape. A bit shorter on breathing room than they’d like, maybe, but they’ll get in under the bar. And while some perfectly serviceable veterans still find themselves on the outside looking in, that would have been the case no matter where the cap was set.

Not every team is set to be in compliance, though. Six are believed to be over the $64 million limit. But even with some tough decisions looming, it seems that cap space hell isn’t as bad as it’s cracked up to be.

continue for notes on the teams with cap issues...

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we should be concerned, because nobody is gonna trade anything more than a 7th round pick (if that) for the pieces the wings want to move.

and i dont anticipate a 3 for 1 deal to come either.

Posted by din758 on 09/03/13 at 02:30 PM ET

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we should be concerned, because nobody is gonna trade anything more than a 7th round pick (if that) for the pieces the wings want to move.

...so?  If the cap were higher would Detroit be getting first rounders for Emmerton, Eaves or Tootoo?

Posted by Garth on 09/03/13 at 02:54 PM ET

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Garth has a valid point.  Perhaps they would get sixth round picks ;o)

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 09/03/13 at 03:31 PM ET

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the financial sharknado

Wow.  Sports writing is getting really good these days.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 09/04/13 at 01:08 AM ET

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the financial sharknado
Wow.  Sports writing is getting really good these days.
Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 09/04/13 at 02:08 AM ET

I know, I prefer Ghost Shark.

Posted by Hootinani on 09/04/13 at 09:51 AM ET

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I know, I prefer Ghost Shark.

Posted by Hootinani on 09/04/13 at 10:51 AM ET

Sharktopus is where it’s at, foo’.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 09/04/13 at 11:19 AM ET

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