Joined: Aug 2020
Sens lose some dead money (Gaborik’s 80% insured and obviously never playing again, so about $615k actual dollars saved), plus Nilsson, who is still fighting concussion issues (not sure if he’ll play again at this point) for two cheap guys who are still solid NHLers on expiring deals that should garner interest at the deadline and bring in more picks (Paquette’s young enough to maybe be worth keeping as a 4C for a few years too). Plus a 2nd of course. At the end of the day it’s two cheap NHLers and a 2nd for two LTIR contracts, both of which will probably not play for the Lightning this year. Dunno how this can be seen as anything but a win for Ottawa, a 2nd is a hefty price to dump two guys making a combined 3.35mil (2nd allowed NYR to dump the 5.7mil Staal) and they dumped some actual dollars for guys who won’t play in the process.