Found August 05, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Getty Images With the long-term extension recently afforded to center Joe Pavelski, the San Jose Sharks have placed themselves on the brink of salary cap oblivion. Current estimates place the Sharks at roughly $400,000 over the cap, but their real problems begin to arise after this season. With extensions for both Pavelski and star youngster Logan Couture set to begin in the 2014-2015 season, and deals for old guard Sharks Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle set to expire, the Sharks are approaching a period of transition. As of right now, the Sharks have roughly $44.2 million committed to next season, with only 14 current NHL players under contract for the 2014-2015 season. Goaltender Antti Niemi looks to receive a big pay increase from his current $3.8 million for the 2015-2016 season. Assuming that Brent Burns remains a forward next season, as Sharks GM Doug Wilson has suggested, the Sharks will need to resign or replace both Thornton and Marle...

Rangers should not delay contract talks with stars

The potential free agent class of 2014 is being whittled down one by one — a Joe Pavelski here a Jay Bouwmeester there contract extensions for essential players everywhere. Except in New York where the Rangers have been curiously reluctant to engage in negotiations with Henrik Lundqvist Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi all of whom can go free (alternate meaning) next summer. Understand...
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