There may not be many buyouts in the next offseason as the team handles flat caps
NHL.com Dan Rosen: (Email bag) Salary caps will remain flat next season, but don’t expect a lot of buyouts for two reasons.
First, there’s an expansion draft, so the team will get some relief there. Second, buyouts can still be capped and costly to pay. It can help the team comply with the cap, but it is still costly.
The team may send players to minors and expect to save $ 1075,000 in caps. Attaching an asset to a player is another route to clear the cap space. It can be costly in terms of draft topics and prospects / players you have to give up.
Canadiens still have time to go under the cap
The Canadiens are currently above the salary cap cap by just over $ 1 million. You must take action by the beginning of the season to comply with the cap. Some players with NHL contracts may eventually have to go to the taxi team.
Don’t expect penguins to trade before the season begins
The top 6 are good for penguins, but I have questions about the bottom 6. Rutherford does not expect penguins to trade before the season begins.
“I don’t think it’s very likely,” he said. “I’ve come to the point where our team likes it now, but until you see them on the ice, you really don’t know what you have. So they play, I want to see what we have. Trading this season will be more complicated as it will take some time for new players to be able to join the team. “
Kasperi Kapanen Due to a problem with his immigration documents, he may not be in time for the start of the training camp. He is still in Finland.
There was hope to move forward Zack Aston Lease (Shoulder) will be able to return to the lineup in about a month into the season, but Rutherford said it could be close to two months.
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