So, the Smurfs have $22M in cap tied up in their top 4 defensemen with Ryan McDonagh's contract expiring next June. His salary was actually backloaded, so he'll be looking for a raise from the $5.3 he's making this year (rather than simply the $4.7M cap hit).
They'll have Nash going UFA and I cannot imagine they extend him, so it's possibly doable. But Miller, Hayes and Grabner will all be looking for significant increases. I don't know. McDonagh has to be looking for at least