Explain to me how they are going to make the cap work? It isn't possible. It's already going to be very hard to sign Point
Choose between these:
- Callahan traded away. 5.8M saved
- Gourde moved before July 1. 5.16M saved
- JT Miller traded. 5.25M saved
- Ask one of Johnson/Palat to waive their NTC and trade. 5M/5.3M saved
This last one is more difficult but definitely not impossible. As you see, just by moving Callahan + JT Miller Tampa frees up 11.05M
To replace the guys we get rid of, Volkov was almost bound to be a full time NHL player, this season is ready. Same for Verhaeghe. And we got others that vound eventually step up too.
Next offseason Killorn's NTC becomes a M-NTC with a 16 teams trade list. Will be traded and we free up 4.45M
Basically, if Tampa wants to be able to make it work eith both Point and Karlsson, it comes down to this: trade one guy between Gourde/Johnson/Palat this offseason. (Callahan will be traded whatsoever and then you can eventually move JT Miller too if you need an extra 5.25M in cap space)
If they do, Tampa will have enough cap for Point, Karlsson and re-signing all next season's RFAs.