beLIEve wrote:Could be a blessing actually assuming he isn't injured for too long after the deadline. This gives them a little more room to cheat the cap.
Letang's 3.5 million now comes off the books while he's on IR. They can use that extra space to get another rental. Once the trade deadline passes, there is no cap, so the Pens could have both Letang and the rental they grabbed on the roster.
They have a ton of prorated cap space even with Letang in.
For now. Once Malkin is off of IR, they have 6.6 million with Letang in. 10.1 million with him out. 6.6 is decent space, but I wouldn't call it a ton.
I'm not saying i think they're getting Iginla, but for arguments sake, lets say they do. He's a 7 million cap hit. Yes, some would come off with roster players going the other way, but no doubt that Letang being off the books gives them more options with which to do that.