September NHL News Thread

cshea

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A few days early, but the league year is about to pick up. Tons of notable unsigned RFA’s as camps open up in the next few weeks.

Anyways, dicey subject to start, but the league announced today that they are declining an option to re-Open the CBA. The PA has until 9/15 to re-Open it. If they do that, then the CBA will be expiring after this season.

They’ve had 4 work stoppages in a row so I’ll believe it when I see it, but apparently there have been some quiet, promising negotiations. Friedman hinting that a new deal could be done before the 15th, or they could mutually agree to move the PA opt-out back.

View: https://twitter.com/friedgehnic/status/1167513529135566848?s=21


I guess something to keep an eye on, but I’ll never give them the benefit of the doubt on this. I’ll believe it when I see it.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/CanesNHL/status/1168554343999660034

"This is the first time in my life that I've felt unsure of my aspirations with regards to hockey,"
said Williams. "For as long as I can remember, my whole off-season until this point has been hockey and doing what was necessary to prepare for the upcoming season. Because of my current indecision, and without the type of mental and physical commitment that I'm accustomed to having, I've decided to step away from the game.

"It's important to me that the focus of attention is on the current, very talented group the Carolina Hurricanes have assembled, as they prepare to build on the momentum and growth we established last season."
 

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Carolina is going to be a beast for the next 5 years. For all the shit Gardiner got in Toronto, he’s a very very good hockey player.
 

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Help me understand what's happening with the Leafs and the cap. CapFriendly says they're at almost $95M against the cap of $81.5M; the $95 includes it seems $13.3M in LTIR, and $1.2M in retained salary from Kessel. So, what I understand is that they enter the season with essentially no flexibility. Any additional LTIR that requires a call up will put them over the year end salary cap. Is this right? What happens if they go over the year end cap?
 

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Help me understand what's happening with the Leafs and the cap. CapFriendly says they're at almost $95M against the cap of $81.5M; the $95 includes it seems $13.3M in LTIR, and $1.2M in retained salary from Kessel. So, what I understand is that they enter the season with essentially no flexibility. Any additional LTIR that requires a call up will put them over the year end salary cap. Is this right? What happens if they go over the year end cap?
Mismanagement. But seriously, if they are over the cap on Day 1 they have to waive whoever they have to get complaint. I think the rule literally says they’re not allowed to play games until they’re cap compliant.
 

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Horton and Clarkson are on LTIR and since it is career ending they don’t have to be cap compliant day 1 with those 2 to do so, they just stay there. That is like $11 million. They won’t be able to carry a full 23 man roster. They’ll waive som min salary guys, then put Dermott and Hyman on LTIR and boom, cap compliant with some wiggle room for callups.