Listen, I cannot judge anyone’s injury. But it does seem slightly peculiar that all of these recent ‘retirements” are only occurring on cap strapped teams. Player gets full salary and team gets cap relief. The only surprise is that there are no allergies on some of these cap strapped teams. And for TB, the “true” Christmas miracle is he will back for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I know I am jaded, but I had to say it.
If you can bypass that, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!!
Can’t TB just leave Johnson on the taxi all year? Then they don’t have to pay any assets to get rid of him. Eventually Johnson will accept a trade anywhere so his career isn’t jeopardized and they can tell him to find a team that will take him for nothing? Seems pretty straight forward.
Only league minimum portion is saved Wendell. Placing him on waivers can actually cost the former team half the remaining salary if claimed by another team
I was under the impression that the taxi squad players that need to be waived only apply to players being moved off the taxi squad to the AHL because if you’re on the taxi squad you’re considered on the NHL team but not counted on the roster and/or the team’s cap until activated.
That made sense because if a player needed to go through waivers to join your team in the event of an injury or illness wouldn’t make sense if someone could claim him of waivers.
Which is why you will see waiver exempt or Loui Erickson types. Those that can’t be claimed and those no one would touch