Thread: Value of: Caps 1st rounder
View Single Post
Old
01-18-2013, 12:52 AM
  #26
Ashasx
Registered User
 
Ashasx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,812
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
Possibly.

But he still distilled value by shipping Kotalik back when he could have simply waived him instead of getting Buffalo to do that for him.
He couldn't waive Kotalik at that time as he would still count against the cap until he could be sent down to the AHL when the season starts.

Even though a team is allowed to go over the cap by 10% during the off-season, they still wouldn't have had enough room to make the signing they wanted with the roster before the trade.

In hindsight, no it's not a good deal, but Buffalo hasn't made out like a bandit either. It looks like the most valuable piece in the trade was a 2nd rounder.

Ashasx is offline   Reply With Quote