How is that not workable? That's a ~$66M payrolland the cap is anticipated to rise to $68-69M. It's also a full 23 man roster. It's no tighter than we usually operate at.
1) Closer to $67 million than $66 million.
2) Yes, there is expected to be a temporary increase in the cap to $68-69 million (as the CBA doesn't end until Sept); however it is equally likely the cap will be lowered from that amount once the new CBA is eventually ratified.
This isn't a bad move. Quincey is a top-4 defenseman and Detroit will have his rights for another season. If borderline top-4 rental d-men go for 2nd round picks, then Quincey with another year or RFA is probably worth a first.
I didn't say it was a bad move value-wise, I meant that if it was say, Tambellini who just gave up a 1st for a player he waived a couple seasons back, there would be a significantly different spin on the transaction.
Bishop doesn't make sense if Tampa wants to win now, and if that's not the case then they should move St. Louis.
Bishop is the same age as Schneider, has a lot of AHL seasoning and by all accounts could be a starter at the NHL level. He's not a big gamble for them to take. Moving St.Louis makes no sense for them either, this doesn't have to be a "blow it up" rebuild.