Right? Florida either had no business being there or the East *really* sucks.
Although it's getting the NHL what they want, champs from non-hockey markets so it grows the game, so I dunno if they view it as needing to be fixed?
Vegas was WAY over the cap in the playoffs, they really need to fix that loophole. It's becoming more and more obvious the best way to win the Cup is to LTIR as much salary as possible, load up, then go way over the Cap in the postseason.
COL positioning themselves pretty well - Newhook was a lot to give up, but they solidified the middle lines and can let JTC test free agency.Speaking of overpaying, even with a 40 goal season under his belt, Timo Meier 8y x $8.8 aav with NJD seems overzealous.
Looks like PIT just dipped into the VGK cabal and acquired another aging player in 32 year old Reilly Smith, in exchange for a 3rd round pick (2024).
1st round of the draft @ 7pm EST tonight
Johansen was a surprising deal, my impression was a great move by COL.COL positioning themselves pretty well - Newhook was a lot to give up, but they solidified the middle lines and can let JTC test free agency.