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Expansion draft protection deadline about an hour away…

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They (Seattle) areeee baddd yikes lol
They chose to weaponize their cap space instead of taking big contracts of players on the decline. Makes sense to me. Not a lot of point of putting together a team of Giordano, Price, Tarasenko, JVR, etc and having a bunch of untradeable contracts. With the flat cap there are huge benefits available to having a bunch of cap space.
 

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They chose to weaponize their cap space instead of taking big contracts of players on the decline. Makes sense to me. Not a lot of point of putting together a team of Giordano, Price, Tarasenko, JVR, etc and having a bunch of untradeable contracts. With the flat cap there are huge benefits available to having a bunch of cap space.

Have to see if there were any side deals made. Having a ton of cap space is going to be valuable this year, but some of their choices were pretty questionable without getting picks IMO.
 

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They chose to weaponize their cap space instead of taking big contracts of players on the decline. Makes sense to me. Not a lot of point of putting together a team of Giordano, Price, Tarasenko, JVR, etc and having a bunch of untradeable contracts. With the flat cap there are huge benefits available to having a bunch of cap space.
This is true but they didn’t exactly take a lot of players they could flip really for picks either. Idk why they passed on a couple pieces they could flip for a decent price such as Domi even JVR.

but yeah having that cap will be good for them.
 
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This is true but they didn’t exactly take a lot of players they could flip really for picks either. Idk why they passed on a couple pieces they could flip for a decent price such as Domi even JVR.

but yeah having that cap will be good for them.
I'm not sure that Domi even has positive trade value right now. He's had 2 bad seasons in a row and making $5.3m next 2 seasons. Think he can only be traded for another bad contract at this point. Same with JVR at 32 and making $7m a year for the next 2. I suppose they could easily get assets for either or the Tarasenko types if they were willing to retain salary as part of it but that's not a great way to start things off either. I think they are going to be solid in goal, pretty darn good on defense and lacking a lot up front. The one big surprise to me was not taking Dylan DeMelo but I guess they loaded up on defense as it was but that was kind of a shocker. Thought he was arguably the biggest no brainer in the whole draft.
 
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