Commandant Posted July 13, 2019 Share Posted July 13, 2019 37 minutes ago, dlbalr said: It's looking like quite a few teams are going to be needing to clear out money fairly quickly. I have the Rangers, Flames, Stars, Canucks, Penguins, Golden Knights, and Coyotes (seriously) as teams that need to shed a contract. The Capitals and Sharks could make it work with what they've got but they'd probably like to free up a bit of wiggle room as well. I wonder if that's now going to be the target for the Habs (and other teams with cap room). Can they leverage an extra asset or two out of a team that needs to save money? Unfortunately, aside from Vegas (if Gusev does go), most of the players that would be getting moved would be complementary pieces in all likelihood which doesn't exactly fit Montreal's needs. I've been saying this for a while. The Leafs and Tampa could be in the mix too depending on what Marner and Point get. This large number of teams needing to shed money and the relatively low number of teams that can take money makes this a great situation for Bergevin. He has a lot of leverage here. Lots of teams need cap space, and he's one of the few teams that has it. He can make out like a bandit here. Columbus is another team that can really make out well, with all the extra cap space they have. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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