It's been a busy Thursday afternoon in the NHL, especially for Philadelphia Flyers Paul Holmgren. He pulled a couple of big trades and then added a significant signing to beef up his goaltending.
As for the salary cap, the official numbers have been set. The upper limit of the cap will be $64.3 million and the floor will be $48.3 million.
The Stars have 17 likely roster players for a cap hit of $38.67 million. That means the Stars would need to spend $9.63 million to get to the cap floor. I'm not sure Tomas Vincour is a lock for a roster spot, so if you subtract his $800,000 cap hit then the Stars are $10.43 million away from the cap floor.
Dallas Stars 2011-12 Cap Costs
A look at the 2011-12 salary cap commitments for the Dallas Stars.