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Zak MacMillan
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Joined: 09.21.2015

Jul 22 @ 3:28 PM ET
Zak MacMillan: $34.8M
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jul 22 @ 3:46 PM ET
If we run a 23 man roster it reduces the overage to around 2 million, assuming Danforth , Gauce, Tarasov, Bayreuther, Meyer all go down.

Worst case scenario, we're stuck buying out Nyqusit (I hate this because he's actually been quite decent for the salary given).
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Jul 22 @ 3:53 PM ET
Good for him, glad he finally found a place he likes. Hopefully he'll get back to be a 50 goal guy.
jkumpire
Location:
Joined: 03.16.2009

Jul 22 @ 4:25 PM ET
Alex,

Totally agree with your post. Zak, nice writeup too.

I will not be surprised if there is a trade in the works for another defenseman or maybe a center. Who knows, maybe even an upgrade at goalie is a possibility but that would mean at least one young prospect defenseman would have to be in the deal. Even a trade for future considerations is fine by me.

I wish the length of the contract is longer even if they had to pay him more. But the next four years can be very interesting for the CBJ.

bodychec0139
New Jersey Devils
Location: Manahawkin, NJ
Joined: 06.22.2019

Jul 22 @ 4:58 PM ET
Your standing are crazy. You are in la la land
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Jul 22 @ 5:05 PM ET
Good # for a pure goal scorer... he will thrive with Johnny Cbus.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jul 22 @ 5:06 PM ET
Alex,

Totally agree with your post. Zak, nice writeup too.

I will not be surprised if there is a trade in the works for another defenseman or maybe a center. Who knows, maybe even an upgrade at goalie is a possibility but that would mean at least one young prospect defenseman would have to be in the deal. Even a trade for future considerations is fine by me.

I wish the length of the contract is longer even if they had to pay him more. But the next four years can be very interesting for the CBJ.

- jkumpire


welp there we go .......don't know what to make of it, at least Nyquist is off the books next year so were clearing more space I guess
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Jul 22 @ 5:33 PM ET
Regarding Bjorkstrand:

jkumpire
Location:
Joined: 03.16.2009

Jul 22 @ 6:09 PM ET
The reasons why are IMO:

1. Seattle wouldn't do a deal for an older player. They want a young player or lots of prospects. They got a good player for their future and the CBJ got under the cap for Liane's contract.

2. The CBJ did get 2 reasonable draft choices for the future.

3. The CBJ has a young roster and lots of prospects. Now they have a spot for one of them to play good minutes.

It's a fair trade for both sides.
dcz28
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 08.20.2006

Jul 22 @ 6:39 PM ET
Nyquist is next i would imagine. Still need to clear close to 5 million for the salaries of Jenner and Texier which are still on LTIR on CapFriendly.
Zak MacMillan
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Joined: 09.21.2015

Jul 22 @ 6:40 PM ET
The reasons why are IMO:

1. Seattle wouldn't do a deal for an older player. They want a young player or lots of prospects. They got a good player for their future and the CBJ got under the cap for Liane's contract.

2. The CBJ did get 2 reasonable draft choices for the future.

3. The CBJ has a young roster and lots of prospects. Now they have a spot for one of them to play good minutes.

It's a fair trade for both sides.

- jkumpire


2 and 3 agree for sure. 1 prolly
More Seattle focused. Def under market value in deal. Assuming they don’t want cap overage to linger whole summer and come a preseason problem
DJBAKER0513
Season Ticket Holder
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: reynoldsburg, OH
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jul 23 @ 7:10 AM ET
Nyquist is next i would imagine. Still need to clear close to 5 million for the salaries of Jenner and Texier which are still on LTIR on CapFriendly.
- dcz28

Jenner & Texier are not on LTIR, just IR. Their cap it is already calculated in. CBJ can send players to AHL and be over 2 million under the cap