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from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

-  I asked a couple of capologists what they think a 90-cent Canadian dollar (or lower) will do to next year's cap ceiling. Both said it's not insignificant. One predicted it could drop the total by $1 million, while the other said he ran a model that put it closer to $1.5 million. Something to keep an eye on.

-  I heard from a couple of different places that Erik Cole wanted to move on from Dallas. But I got a strong, forceful denial from agent Steve Bartlett.

- Another name that popped up last week was Derek Morris, which makes sense on its face because a) he's eligible for unrestricted free agency and b) Phoenix is trying to shed defencemen to make room for scoring help. Here's the problem, though. As long as the Coyotes feel they're in it, moving Morris could leave Zbynek Michalek as their only veteran right-handed defenceman. And Michalek's been banged up a bit.

- At the end of the day, it sounds like the only other teams that made serious pitches for del Zotto were the Ottawa Senators and Toronto.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Might be my jenky phone paul but that links not working for me.  Says bad gateway

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/28/14 at 11:55 AM ET

Paul's avatar

HTO, just tested, works fine for me, even tried it on my phone and all is well.

Direct link, http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2014/01/nhl-gms-deal-with-double-trade-deadline.html?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/28/14 at 11:59 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Direct link workin for me thanks Paul

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/28/14 at 12:05 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

- At the end of the day, it sounds like the only other teams that made serious pitches for del Zotto were the Ottawa Senators and Toronto.

I recall reading earlier in the week that Ottawa was looking to shed defensemen because they have 8 currently, and my understanding was that they are all fully capable. 

-  I asked a couple of capologists what they think a 90-cent Canadian dollar (or lower) will do to next year’s cap ceiling. Both said it’s not insignificant. One predicted it could drop the total by $1 million, while the other said he ran a model that put it closer to $1.5 million. Something to keep an eye on.

My understanding is that the players are paid in US dollars to prevent this sort of thing from happening, and to guarantee a more stable salary. 

 

Posted by TreKronor on 01/28/14 at 12:53 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

TK, you are correct that the players are paid in USD, but much of the Canadian teams’ revenue comes in the form of CAD, thus leading to lesser revenue in USD than anticipated when the CAD was closer to the USD. I believe that is the case anyway.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 01/28/14 at 01:27 PM ET

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