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Created by: pretzelcoatl
Team: 2022-23 Custom Team
Initial Creation Date: Sep. 24, 2022
Published: Sep. 24, 2022
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
Description
In an attempt to "solve" the best cap compliant team challenge, I made a spreadsheet of player contract value measured in WAR per $1m cap hit, using Patrick Bacon's 2021-22 WAR and the current season's cap hits. The team below is NOT the best possible cap compliant team per Bacon's numbers, but a team of the best value contracts by this measure.

Best Contract: Troy Terry, 2.989 WAR per million
Best Defenseman Contract: Chad Ruhwedel, 2.867 WAR per million, 2nd overall
Best ELC: Matt Boldy, 2.357 WAR per million, 6th overall

Using WAR/$, there is no way to measure the worst contract, as a significant number of players have a negative WAR value. To fix this, I also measured contracts in Wins Above Phil Kessel per million, using Bacon's lowest ranked player Phil Kessel as the zero value. Here are the best and worst contracts by this measure:

Best Contract: Chad Ruhwedel, 5.455 WAPK per million
Best Forward Contract: Michael Amadio, 5.257 WAPK per million, 2nd overall
Best ELC: Matt Boldy, 4.707 WAPK per million, 3rd overall

Worst Contract: Phil Kessel, 0 WAPK per million (duh)
2nd Worst Contract: Radek Faksa, 0.086 WAPK per million
Worst Defenseman Contract: Tyler Myers, 0.156 WAPK per million, 4th worst overall

For the team below, I am using the top 12 forwards and 6 defensemen, as measured by WAR/$, with no ELC players included. If you'd like to know a player's ranking, leave a comment below.
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
20$82,500,000$21,537,500$0$750,000$60,962,500
Left WingCentreRight Wing
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$950,000$950,000
LW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Buffalo Sabres
$1,400,000$1,400,000
C
UFA - 1
Logo of the St. Louis Blues
$2,800,000$2,800,000
RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Tampa Bay Lightning
$1,125,000$1,125,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Anaheim Ducks
$1,450,000$1,450,000
RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Nashville Predators
$800,000$800,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights
$762,500$762,500
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
$1,000,000$1,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the St. Louis Blues
$750,000$750,000
LW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$975,000$975,000
RW, C
UFA - 2
Logo of the Tampa Bay Lightning
$1,500,000$1,500,000
LW
UFA - 2
Logo of the Florida Panthers
$750,000$750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Logo of the New Jersey Devils
$1,125,000$1,125,000
LD
UFA - 1
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$1,400,000$1,400,000
RD
RFA - 2
Tutor, Shooter
$750,000$750,000
Logo of the Los Angeles Kings
$750,000$750,000 (Performance Bonus$750,000$750K)
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
$800,000$800,000
RD
UFA - 2
Cheese, Swiss
$750,000$750,000
Logo of the Washington Capitals
$950,000$950,000
RD
UFA - 1
Logo of the Dallas Stars
$750,000$750,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1

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Sep. 24, 2022 at 4:37 p.m.
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Wins Above Phil Kessel

This needs to be the new regularly used fancy stat.
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Sep. 24, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
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Im guessing you didnt factor in term
Sep. 24, 2022 at 6:32 p.m.
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Quoting: UBS_ARENA
Im guessing you didnt factor in term


Correct, these challenges are always one season in a vacuum.
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Sep. 24, 2022 at 6:50 p.m.
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How did you get the contract data?
Sep. 24, 2022 at 6:53 p.m.
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Quoting: UpsideDownQue
How did you get the contract data?


Copy pasted from a website, can't remember which one. It wasn't capfriendly.
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