Jul 2, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Rosey</b></div><div>The trade might not be a bad return for either team, but look at 2019/2020 long term outlook.
If you resign Karlsson at 10-12 mil (which is what he would ask), on 8 years, you would have 11 players making 65-67 mil. I think the team is still not a contender if they have 12 players making under a mil a season to stay under the cap.
I think the only way the Oilers make this deal is to include Draisitl, and moving out Lucic somehow. Having 3 players making 33-35 million or 42% of the cap hit is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.</div></div>
They'll have 27 million to work with:
25 million to sign everyone, and you don't even have to, you can let Aberg walk and just use Yamamoto so you can sign a backup goalie.
Then you have 3 years to go for it before Talbot regresses hard and Puljujarvi wants a big boy contract. Not a horrible situation considering you have McD, EK65, Drai, Nurse, Nuge, Yamo, Puljujarvi etc.
Plus if you want to save cap, you can buyout Russell or Sekera and play Bear on his ELC. Then they have 6-8m~ in cap to buy at the deadline.