So, like I did a couple weeks ago, where I built the "perfect" team, let's have a look what I would do to the Flyers in 2012-13.
Luckily: Cap Geek had the answer
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.250m)
Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Zach Parise ($6.250m)
Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Tom Sestito ($0.650m)
Eric Wellwood ($0.580m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Braydon Coburn ($4.500m)
Ryan Suter ($5.500m) / Shea Weber ($6.500m)
Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m) / Matt Carle ($4.500m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)
Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m) / Josh Harding ($2.000m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $68,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,330,277; BONUSES: $3,555,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $4,224,723
So, how did I get here?
1: 68M cap comes from a story ESPN's LeBrun put on twitter in December, cool?
2: Amnesty Buyout: Ilya Bryzgalov. Bye Bryz! Why you heff to be bad?
3: Sign Zach Parise-8 year deal 6.25 cap hit.
4. Trade JvR+Mesz+2 firsts+rights to Bourdon+Niko Hovinen for RFA rights to Shea Weber aand UFA rights to Ryan Suter. Does NSH actually do that deal? maybe, if Suter claims to not want to resign, he might, and JvR is worth losing for gaining the best D-pair in hockey. Sign each to 6 year deals with the cap hits listed. Don't forget, Nashville has pay Pekka Rinne the moon starting next season.
5: Pronger is on LTIR. Let's circumvent the cap for 6 more years using LTIR.
6: Resign Matt Carle, 6 years at 4.5M. Front load the contract hope it works out. Carle's worth about 5.5-6.5 on the open market...he NEEDS to take a home town discount.
7: Sign Josh Harding for 2M, if he and Bob are healthy, they are 2 solid up and coming goalies in the league. Best part is, if not, both have movable contracts to get a veteran rental come trade deadline.
8: See what happens