30 jun 2016
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Forum: NHLil y a 8 heures Forum: NHLil y a 14 heures <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NeedTheCleanser</b></div><div>I love the comments in these posts. Good teams that are in cap trouble will always say “if we’re trading Player A, we have to get a top 6 forward and a a 2nd in return” And completely ignore the cap/money ramifications.</div></div>
If you're referring to my comment, I said if Steen stays on LTIR all year then the Blues can afford to keep Dunn or move him for a forward with a similar cap hit. Would be a cap-neutral move to add a scoring forward, not a cap-saving move.
If Steen doesn't stay on LTIR all season, then the Blues need to find the cap space, and I don't think they should do that with a Dunn trade. Move someone else if all they'd get back is a draft pick/prospect that will never be as good as Dunn. Hell, retain 1.5 on Bozak and send a 3rd rd pick with him if that's what it takes to make the room. I see no reason for the Blues to give up a good young d-man when other teams have had no issue moving their cap hits around (stastny, maatta, gudbranson, m staal, etc).
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>God8069</b></div><div>Fair enough, forgot about McCabe's cap. Maybe if some was retained it'd be more interesting but fair enough. Dunn's going to be expensive, and blues have a lot of cap tied on long term defenseman, Faulk, Krug, and Scandella. If Steen stay on Ltir, then yeah they probably have no reason to move him.</div></div>
Yeah the LTIR is STL's best hope. If not, they'd have to dig deep and move out some cap if/when Steen and Tarasenko would return, whether it's Dunn or someone like Bozak, Scandella, Perron, Schwartz...
Dunn doesn't have arbitration rights so he's not in a big leverage spot - I'd guess that he gets a 2 yr bridge in the 2.8 - 3.2m ballpark. Haven't heard any news about extension talks though.