20 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Mashinter on IR

  1. Verbeauty is out too!!! Knee??? I hear it could be serious…

    So who gets the call – Regin, TT, MOOSE, 42???

  2. Per Scott Powers; Bowman has said the league has approved the roster, and they sit about 100k under the ceiling. Perhaps capgeek is only 99 percent accurate?

  3. Donw,
    53 caphit is prorated because the injury was before season started. So his caphit is less then 100k, not 562k.

  4. Sun Media out of Ontario had their writers predict Stanley Cup Winners-9 of 12 had the Hawks winning the Cup 2014-15 and one other had them losing in the final. (Other winners with one each: Boston, L.A. and St. Louis)
    High expectations that I hope they can live up to. Let the real games begin!

  5. Cap geek’s numbers do not include Mashinter on the roster. So him being on IR shouldn’t affect the final cap number. At least that’s my perception.

  6. Well you dont have to worry about Mashinter for a while, or Versteeg for that matter……Oduya paired with Comisky and Hammer with TVR …what could go wrong?

  7. I believe the discrepancy between Capgeek showing the Hawks $47K over the Cap and Bowman saying the Hawks are compliant with almost $100K in Cap space is due to Saad’s potential bonus of $130K. Apparently Capgeek shows the bonus money in their calculation but if the bonus isn’t earned than it won’t be paid so the leage takes the approach to not count bonus money in the Cap compliant calculation with the proviso that the team will have any bonus money that goes over the Cap at the end of the season will count against the next years Cap. That is what happened to Boston with Iginla’s bonus money from last season now coming off this seasons Cap.

  8. How long it will stay this way is anyone’s guess but the D-pairings goinf into the 1st game are:

    Keith-Seabrook
    Hjalmarsson-TvR
    Oduya-Rundblad

    Even if it isn’t ideal now, it will be better by the playoffs when it really matters.

  9. I think you are right raptor. TVR obviously will play. Rundblad has a golden opportunity playing with a more experienced Swede but he will be on short leash, with q’s affection and glowing words for Cumiskey.

  10. ER,
    yea that’s right. I looked but capgeek doesn’t show some of the players bonus properly. I thought it might be 57 players bonus (and they just didn’t know it…). 20 has the players bonus for 13 14 but not 15 (according to capgeek)(I am guessing capgeek doesn’t take the average of the 3yr total of players bonuses… 390/3). I think even though 53 is not on capgeek roster, he is on our 23man roster (which has 24 with one on IR). That’s is why I mentioned his prorated caphit because then that less then 100k does count against cap. Just sharing what I think I know…

    I read this somewhere and loved it. Rocky Wirtz on Stan Bowman: “There were a lot of reports about different cap numbers, but he had it down to the gnat’s ass.”

  11. Raptor

    Obviously Keith and seabs will stay together but I believe one of the main reasons they kept oduya and got rid of leddy was to keep two solid d pairs with Keith and seabs and then hammer and oduya. I think it would be pretty cool to see a third d pairing of tvr and runblad or cuminsky. I think that if they worked together throughout the year they would mesh well. What do you think on that?

  12. P.S. If someone is going to go on LTIR, you want to be as close to the cap as possible because it raises your cap higher. Starting to make sense if you ask me…

    I fully expect a LTIR and then a trade or two (see: Versteeg, Kris) to give the Hawks more flexibility come deadline time.

  13. Hammer-TVR and Oduya-Rundblad pairing give traditional Lefty-Righty combos…

    That being said, Hammer played on the right when he was with Oduya, so its not like hammer couldn’t play the right. and then Cumiskey is a lefty so he could pair with TVR fine. i doubt Rundblad and Cumiskey will ever be paired together.

    I like the idea of spliting 4 and 27 though cuz i think it challenges TVR. It will give him a chance to win that 4th d-man role outright (otherwise Clenending would be the next guy up). Then also TVR is on a two way deal I think, so he can be moved down easy if he struggles.

    Then I think the Oduya-Rundblad pairing is ok. Rundblad has a chance to replace Leddy (its a stretch at this point as Rundblad isnt quite there IMO, but thats what stan is hoping for), and oduya is a perfect 5th dman veteran… Cuminsky probably gets in the rotation a little but i think ER’s pairings look about right. Q just needs to give them 10-15 games before changing anything… let them develop…

  14. TimG: I can see Pokka-dots getting chance to be 4th D man soon this year if one or more of the bottom 3 D guys falter… and this would be over Cden (who isn’t known for his D)…

    Pokka- might be the smartest/most reliable (D side)… out of all the Hogs…
    I really want to see Pokka vs. a decent forecheck- if he does well… I think he is a lock.

  15. Explanation of #Blackhawks mysterious cap space: #Coyotes retained 27 percent of David Rundblad’s contract at last year’s trade deadline.

    Per Cap Geek:

    Rundblad is set to make $785,000 this year, but only $573,050 of that is being covered by Chicago

    With their full 23-man roster and the $60,000 overage penalty, the Blackhawks were previously over $47,000 above the cap

    By dropping $211,905 of Rundblad’s salary — the amount Arizona is covering — the Blackhawks are now technically $164,322 under the salary cap

  16. hawksnation,
    that’s where the around 100k under the cap comes from. That 163k-83ish k for 53 prorated caphit being on IR before season started.

  17. I’m not worried about the cap next year as much as some are. I don’t think are window is closing at all. If anything getting better with our young prospects developing more/another year and I don’t think Toews and Kane have peaked. Sharp turning 34 this year shouldn’t have much of a drop off for a year or 2. Hossa is a mystery, he could stay great for 3 more years (i wouldn’t put it past him).

    Lets say Sadder gets a 3mil raise and Kane and Toews kicks in, that’s 11mil we need to come up with. Take out Richards at 2mil, Rozy at 2.2 and Oduya at 3.375 that’s 7.575 taken of the books. plus by all accounts the cap will go up at around 5-7 mil, low ball 1.575 in cap space. All we need to replace is Richards with TT and Oduya with Klas/Cden or Johns, which are all on entry level deals. TVR should stay. Not sure about Runblad but but is 573k would get taken off if he did leave and with our D prospects mentioned above should be cheaply replaced. Take out a Carcillo, Mashinter or Cuminsky and that would be close to the cap while maintaining our core.

    Then the question is what to do with Kruger. Do we trade a Steeg to keep him? how much will his raise be? He’s an RFA I get that. Is he good enough to to get an offer sheet? Could Danault fill his role? Someone will have to go but not a member of “the Core”. I don’t get this fever to trade a sharp, Hoss, Craw, bicks or Seabs if we don’t have too. They’re the core. Plus every year their cap hits will become more favorable.

    Call me optimistic but I think this is a bridge year with a great chance to win the cup.

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