The rest still would work with the projected 2 mil raise to the cap.]]>
Than sign Holmstrom to a 3 or 4 year deal with a similar style contract that has the last year(s) with a low number to make the cap hit lower. 4 year that pays 3 – 2.5 – 2 – 1 (something like that). Cap hit would be 2.125.
If Lidstrom does the 2 year with a 3-4 mil cap hit that makes up for Hudler's contract.
Let Williams go to free up another 1.5. Resign Bertuzzi for a 2 year 1.5 – 1 (cap of 1.25) This gives room to give Miller, Eaves and Helm a raise so theyll stay in Detroit.
Detroit already makes contracts like this (Zetterberg/Franzen) that although pay a lot at the start they get lowered near the end to make the cap hit smaller.]]>