Colorado Rockies 1976 Posted November 22, 2021 Share Posted November 22, 2021 3 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said: Devils traded Butcher and a 5th rounder for "future considerations" when we are not even against the cap. Maybe it is for roster space, but we have no idea because for whatever reason the entire trade was barely even reported by the team or our lone non-team employed beat writer. Hamilton's salary becomes a non-issue when Subban's salary comes off the books. I see that as swapping one out for the other. Regardless, I still think they are operating on an internal cap for the on-ice product. Also, don't let me get into it about the off-ice areas which they are still cheaping out on (roof that is still leaking almost a decade later, damaged fixtures in the bathrooms, worst arena-food in the entire tri-State area, etc). Sadly I think Butcher's stock had fallen that far...you're not going to get a ton for a guy who was healthy-scratched for several games. And he's not doing a whole lot for the Sabres this year. A seven-year commitment at $9 million a year is not chump change, even with PK coming off...and Jack figures to get a nice raise, as do some others. I don't get the impression that if the Devils need to become capped out to get over the hump, that ownership wouldn't allow it. Agree that the arena could absolutely use some TLC in spots. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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