Top 10 RFAs Headed for Pay Day

Tom Collins

2015-01-12

 

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The Top 10 restricted free agents headed for cap increases this summer.

 

It's never too early to get a head start in cap leagues on figuring out where your team stands for next season.

 

Sure, maybe you're under the cap now, but once you take into account that you own Patrick Kane, Jason Spezza, Bobby Ryan and Ben Bishop, then all of a sudden you realize you're going to be in a lot of trouble next year, and that's without taking your restricted and unrestricted free agents into account.

 

Depending on where you are in the standings, it may time to start guesstimating what type of pay check many of these guys will start getting, and potentially trading some before their cap increases ruins some of their tradability.

 

Below is a list of 10 RFAs who are due for big cap increases. I'm not going to take a guess at their exact salary (there are too many unknowns at this stage, such as whether an unrestricted free agent is signed in the offseason, if a teammate with a high cap is traded, or how much the team's salary cap ceiling increases), but safe to say, all the guys on this list will be seeing a big increase to their cap hit.

 

I know some leagues use average annual salary, but for this exercise, we're just looking at cap hits. Because a guy is on this list doesn't mean he won't still be a worthwhile player to own, but his point-per-dollar production will start to decline and you might be getting better value elsewhere.

 

Because of the fact Capgeek is now offline, I used nhlnumbers.com for a list of RFAs and cap hits.

 

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HOT PLAYERS

  Players Team GP G A P
VICTOR HEDMAN T.B 5 3 4 7
JOHN KLINGBERG DAL 5 0 6 6
ALEXANDER RADULOV DAL 6 1 5 6
ROOPE HINTZ DAL 4 0 3 3
BLAKE COLEMAN T.B 6 1 3 4

LINE COMBOS

  Frequency OTT Players
19.4% BOBBY RYAN BRADY TKACHUK COLIN WHITE
17.8% MIKKEL BOEDKER MATTHEW PECA SCOTT SABOURIN
15.7% RUDOLFS BALCERS CONNOR BROWN CHRIS TIERNEY

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