Can we stop with the flat cap CBO nonsense

Created by: JayTea
Initial Creation Date: Apr. 7, 2020
Published: Apr. 10, 2020
Team: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Lightning
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Tagging rules prevent a team from committing more money to the next season than they’re currently spending. A flat cap won’t prevent any team from icing a roster next year in compliance with the $81.5m existing cap. Will some teams struggle? Sure, but they’ll figure it out just like they do every year when teams are tight against the cap.

Here’s an example of probably the worst case scenario for probably the most cap strapped team. If they can’t find trading partners to move a player or 2 and their RFAs don’t take ridiculous discounts to stay, they trade them away for pure futures that don’t impact the cap and sign a bunch of league minimum players to fill out a 22 man roster.

There won’t be a CBO with a flat cap. Why would there be?
Free Agent Signings
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
LW, 4th Line1$700,000
RW, 4th Line1$700,000
RD, 1st pair1$700,000
RD, 2nd pair1$700,000
RD, 3rd pair1$700,000
Scratch, Healthy1$700,000
Scratch, Healthy1$700,000
Trades
1.
TBL
    MIN
    1. Cirelli, Anthony [RFA Rights]
    Additional Details:
    Traded away for futures.
    2.
    TBL
      MTL
      1. Sergachev, Mikhail [RFA Rights]
      Additional Details:
      Traded away for futures
      3.
      TBL
        WPG
        1. Cernak, Erik [RFA Rights]
        Additional Details:
        Traded away for futures.
        Buyouts
        • Vincent Lecavalier: $0
        DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
        2020
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        2021
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        2022
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        ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
        22$81,500,000$81,066,666$0$0$433,334
        Left WingCenterRight Wing
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        Johnson, Tyler
        $5,000,000
        RW, C
        NTC
        UFA - 4
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        Stamkos, Steven
        $8,500,000
        RW, C, LW
        NMC
        UFA - 4
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        Kucherov, Nikita
        $9,500,000
        RW
        NMC
        UFA - 7
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        Killorn, Alex
        $4,450,000
        LW
        NTC
        UFA - 3
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        Point, Brayden
        $6,750,000
        C, RW
        UFA - 2
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        Palat, Ondrej
        $5,300,000
        LW, RW
        NTC
        UFA - 2
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        Goodrow, Barclay
        $925,000
        LW, C, RW
        UFA - 1
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        Coleman, Blake
        $1,800,000
        LW, RW
        UFA - 1
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        Gourde, Yanni
        $5,166,666
        C, LW, RW
        NTC
        UFA - 5
        LW, 4th Line
        $700,000
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        Paquette, Cédric
        $1,650,000
        C, LW, RW
        UFA - 1
        RW, 4th Line
        $700,000
        Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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        Hedman, Victor
        $7,875,000
        LD
        NMC
        UFA - 5
        RD, 1st pair
        $700,000
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        Vasilevskiy, Andrei
        $9,500,000
        G
        UFA - 8
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        McDonagh, Ryan
        $6,750,000
        LD
        NTC
        UFA - 6
        RD, 2nd pair
        $700,000
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        McElhinney, Curtis
        $1,300,000
        G
        UFA - 1
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        Coburn, Braydon
        $1,700,000
        LD
        NTC
        UFA - 1
        RD, 3rd pair
        $700,000
        ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
        Scratch, Healthy
        $700,000
        Scratch, Healthy
        $700,000

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        Apr. 10, 2020 at 4:33 p.m.
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        You can congrats Brian Burke with is non sense! He is the one who created that monster. The guy’s is a total clown and always starts idiotic rumors. He doesn’t have any thoughts of what is happening around the league and made that rumors based purely on is opinion.
        Apr. 10, 2020 at 4:35 p.m.
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        Because the cap has averaged an increase of around $2 million a year over the last few seasons and GM’s have been expecting a cap increase. Next year the NHL announced the cap could increase up to 88 million. There is no “guarantee” there will be a CBO but it’s more likely than not. Reputable sources such as TSN and Sportsnet are speculating it’s possible
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        Apr. 10, 2020 at 4:35 p.m.
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        You can congrats Brian Burke with is non sense! He is the one who created that monster. The guy’s is a total clown and always starts idiotic rumors. He doesn’t have any thoughts of what is happening around the league and made that rumors based purely on is opinion.


        And websites desperate for clicks and traffic jumped on it, because they don't have anything else to talk about.
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        Apr. 10, 2020 at 4:36 p.m.
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        Sabres trade Tage Thompson, Nelson and Borgen for Cirelli. Cover one Wing and 2 RHD...
        Apr. 10, 2020 at 4:36 p.m.
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        I tend to agree, doubt there will be a compliance buyout option given to each team and I think the cap will remain the same or go up slightly by $500k to $1M at most, the cap won't shrink.
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