July 7, 2011 10:04 am

Potential roster, by the numbers

Over the past few days, we’ve been to the lab and drawn up the Kings’ potential lineup for 2011-12. Now, how much will it cost? To determine that, we have to make a few assumptions. First, let’s assume that Kevin Westgarth is also on the roster (given Terry Murray’s preference for a “heavyweight,” that’s not much of an assumption). Let’s also presume the eventual salaries for the restricted free agents (Doughty, Richardson, Lewis, Martinez), which is a little more of a crapshoot. Put it all together and here’s what you get. A big tip of the hat to the folks at capgeek.com, who do a tremendous job of compiling and organizing accurate contract information. It’s a fantastic resource. So, given the numbers, the Kings’ payroll could be in the range of $61.7 million. That would leave roughly $2.6 million. Given that Dean Lombardi prefers to enter the season with a bit of cap space, in order to have the flexibility for in-season trades, that would seem to fit. What do you think?

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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Dustin Penner ($4.250m) / Anze Kopitar ($6.800m) / Justin Williams ($3.650m)
Simon Gagne ($3.500m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Kyle Clifford ($0.870m) / Jarret Stoll ($3.600m) / Brad Richardson ($1.500m)
Scott Parse ($0.900m) / Andrei Loktionov ($0.816m) / Trevor Lewis ($1.000m)
Kevin Westgarth ($0.525m)

DEFENSEMEN
Willie Mitchell ($3.500m) / Drew Doughty ($6.500m)
Rob Scuderi ($3.400m) / Jack Johnson ($4.357m)
Alec Martinez ($1.000m) / Matt Greene ($2.950m)
Davis Drewiske ($0.616m)

GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Quick ($1.800m) / Jonathan Bernier ($1.250m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,710,476; BONUSES: $347,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,589,524

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