Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

Salary Cap Not An Issue For The Detroit Red Wings

09/04/2021 at 4:45pm EDT

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

The Red Wings have $14.2 million remaining with only Givani Smith still to sign, according to CapFriendly.com. Only the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres have more cap space than the Red Wings. The Sabres have $23.6 million and the Senators are at $24.5 million with Brady Tkachuk still to sign

What’s remarkable is that Yzerman, at least on paper, significantly improved his team this offseason with the acquisitions of center Pius Suter, goalie Alex Nedeljkovic and defenseman Nick Leddy. He spent more than $11 million on those three players and that could not have been predicted. He also left room for prize prospect defenseman Moritz Seider.

Detroit’s cap space outlook gives Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman plenty of room to maneuver in-season, particularly around the trade deadline when teams will try to create cap space to make deals. Eleven NHL teams have zero cap space remaining heading into the start of the season.

Yzerman also has $24.3 million coming off his cap next summer. That list does include Nick Leddy and Robby Fabbri.

read on

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that.

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by MZ2215 in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Tyler Bertuzzi Placed On IR - 1 hour ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry NHL Short Notes - 4 hours ago