BigTramFan Posted July 17, 2022 Share Posted July 17, 2022 Florida are about $3.025m above the cap limit with 23 players signed. It appears that they will try to trade Hornqvist but he costs $5.3m and has an 8 team no-trade list. If FLA can't make a trade then they will have to buy him out (saving $3.533m) next season. If they buy him out they will be cap compliant - i.e. $508k below the cap limit. But they will also only have 22 players on the roster and not enough space to add a 23rd player. In addition, losing Hornqvist puts a big hole in their forward lineup. I think they would like to find a way to get another decent winger onto their roster and clear a little cap to fit 23 guys. How about this proposal? To FLA: Pearson + Dermott (50% retained) - total cap hit $4m To VAN: Montour - cap hit $3.5m VAN does this to upgrade on our RHD, we have lots of RD but they are mostly depth guys. Montour would be a decent partner for Hughes for the next 2 seasons. We also have lots of winger depth, so we are essentially trading a winger to upgrade on our D. Florida plays Montour as a 3RD so in this deal they get Dermott to play as their 3RD (slight downgrade) but they upgrade their forward lineup with a decent winger in Pearson. They are essentially replacing one player with two players and using their last $500k in cap space to do it. VAN ices this roster which fits under the cap limit: Garland Miller Boeser Mikheyev Pettersson Podz Kuzmenko Horvat Hoglander Joshua Lazar Lockwood (Dickinson) Hughes Montour OEL Myers Rathbone Schenn (Burroughs Poolman) Demko (Martin) Thoughts? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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