Joined: Jul 2015
Keeping or trading Carrick doesn't make any difference cap wise. Carrick could be demoted to the Marlies and he would just be about 200,000 cap hit. Ozhigkov has base salary 925,000 and potential bonuses of 925,000 this year, so he could be more expensive than Carrick to the Leafs.
Fact is Babcock/Dubas thought Carrick has slipped to the 5th right side Dman behind Zaitsev, Hainsey, Ozzie and Holl. Plus the Marlies are loaded with good and numerous Dmen. Borgman, Rosen, Nielsen, Lavorde, Liljegren, Holl and I believe Sandin. Just no room for Carrick. IMO he wasn't good enough either. But good luck to him, he seems like a good guy.