The CapFriendly homepage once again displays popular buyouts as the buyout window draws closer
The most popular buyouts are
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To make room for new players, there are solutions. There will be players who won’t have a new contract, and there are also players who will be traded by the GM.
I know this option is often raised by many fans, but in 2023, I don’t think it makes sense. Why mortgage the payroll in the medium and long term when the CH isn’t aiming for top honors in 2024?
Unless we need to make room quickly for a Pierre-Luc Dubois, for example, I don’t see the point of buying out a player.
But the fact remains that in order to make such comments, I did my research on Cap Friendly to check whether certain players didn’t have an ideal buyout format. Let’s face it: Mike Hoffman, because he’s a year away from autonomy, was part of my research.
Clearly, I’m not the only one to have thought about it, since according to Cap Friendly, which has an excellent contract buyout tool, Mike Hoffman’s name is the most popular across the NHL by the site’s users.
I’m not surprised.
What this shows is that fans want him gone. Not only is he not producing and unlikely to provide the leadership the club needs, but he’s taking the place of a youngster.
I don’t see him finishing his contract in Montreal, but I do see him being traded next February or March, when his contract is almost up.
– A machine.
Lane Hutson picks up another assist, giving him 6 points, tying him for sixth among all defensemen at the Worlds. Not bad for a teenager.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) May 25, 2023
– jf plante (@jfplante_Droit) May 25, 2023
– Great news.
We have recalled Mavrik Bourque and Rhett Gardner from @TexasStars.
– Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) May 25, 2023
– Enjoy your reading.
Craig Conroy embraced the fact the Flames were interviewing many candidates for the GM job. Although he jokes he had to close his office door when he heard voices from Zoom calls happening in Don Maloney’s office.
On the new Flames GM and the work ahead:https://t.co/v8KBbDBXhI
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 25, 2023
– Great Marcus Stroman.