As groups are eradicated from the postseason, their trade window opens.
And with free company set to start at midday ET on Oct. 9 and a bunch of groups needing to shed cash to suit underneath the wage cap’s higher restrict ($81.5 million) — or add to it to remain above the decrease restrict ($60.2 million) — it is time to wheel and deal.
A quantity of huge names are rumored to be on the trade block, together with the Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau and Penguins netminder and pending restricted free agent Matt Murray. Canucks GM Jim Benning informed reporters, “We’ll must make some robust selections, possibly even on some younger gamers to be sure that we give ourselves the most effective likelihood subsequent 12 months to be aggressive.”
The record of unrestricted free brokers out there this 12 months is chock full of game-changing gamers whereas there is a sturdy chance a suggestion sheet will likely be submitted for an RFA. However, as with the whole lot, all of it comes all the way down to cash and groups are already clearing cap room.
Here is an inventory of each trade completed throughout the 2020 offseason.
NHL trade tracker 2020
|Sept. 11||Wild||Nick Bjugstad (F)||Penguins*||2021 conditional decide|
|Sept. 7||Canadiens||Jake Allen (G), 2022 seventh-round decide||Blues||2020 third-round decide (from WSH), 2020 seventh-round decide (from CHI)|
|Aug. 25||Maple Leafs||Evan Rodrigues (F), Filip Hallander (F), David Warsofsky (D), 2020 first-round decide||Penguins||Kaspari Kapanen (F), Pontus Aberg (F), Jesper Lindgren (D)|
* Pittsburgh is retaining a portion of Bjugstad’s wage for the 2020-21 season; TSN’s Frank Seravalli reviews it’s 50 p.c.