Brown's replacement for 1.175M cheaper?
Eh. By reports he is not particularly fast or a possession guy. He'll be 4th line depth, not sure that really affects guys higher up
I think this is a sign of kapanen or Johnsson on the move. They have been working on this deal for a while though. Battling out Vegas to get him signed.
Kap is on the RW this guy is a LW, he's left handed. So I don't think Kap is the one on the way out because of this signing.
I don't think they are moving Hyman, he's only a 2 mil cap hit, and the rest of what is on the RW is getting close to league minimum except Johnsson and Marleau.
My thought was you move Marleau to the AHL. It's a cap savings of 1,075,000
This kid is at 925,000
you save 150,000 in cap space and probably improve your line up.
I don't think he volunteerly retires because that's giving up too much money. Even after the bonus is paid and if he's going to play he will want a cup. So you have to relegate him to the AHL to sink it in that his time is done. Maybe then you can deal him out to another team at a cost. But this move makes sense in that it's cost effective and it's for a bottom line winger.