Joined: Apr 2017
It looks like Sergei Bobrovski is heading to Raleigh, NC. When you consider this:
Outstanding NHL RFA’s: Aho (~$8M); McGinn (~$1.5M); Bishop & Forsling (~league min so ~$1.5M) = $12M
Current Canes cap space: $24.7M
Cap space after RFA’s: $12.7M
That leaves about $12M and change to net Bobrovsky and likely (re)sign a UFA forward, most likely Justin Williams but who knows. With $12-12.5M that’s doable. With about $8M? Just signing Bobrovsky would have been pretty dicey and required some maneuvering (assuming he gets $10M or close to it).