I second Gaineramas offer. If you got precise questions feel free to PM me. I´m bascially only playing salary leagues and got used to them. Made enough mistakes myself and can share them when needed.
A general thing when drafting that isn´t a bad option. If you can keep your salary down and go for the guy with 5 points less upside but half the salary during the draft you can very often take advantage of guys that drafted themselves in cap hell and will sell you a overpaid stud like Kovy,Lecavalier,B.Richards for bargains. Younger guys and ELC´s help that strategy a lot, but don´t get addicted to youth.
There are several players that are signed long term to reasonable contacts. You should try to lock up some of those if possible.