Reports are coming in fast and furious from the various hockey-credible media outlets that there will be a season this year – and that the NHL will allow teams 2 amnesty buy outs in order to become cap compliant for the next season. Details at this point ate murky – although you can read about it all over at Backhand Shelf.
So what does this mean for the Montreal Canadiens?
There hasn’t even been a few hours to properly gather all of the information – but to me – this looks like the dream scenario to get rid of the contracts of both Scott Gomez and Tomas Kaberle. How does getting rid of $11.6M of capspace in one move sound?
I can’t guarantee this happens. But if I’m the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens – this would be an absolute gift. And though a lower cap would certainly not favour the Habs, the opportunity to get out from underneath these two crippling contracts would be huge.
Drop the PUCK! ~Mats