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Kraken Reaction: What’s It Mean to Lose Alex True?



KyleErik, and JD react to the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. We look at what it means for the San Jose Sharks to lose Alexander True. We then get into the entire Kraken roster and what their plan was (6:30). We discuss taking Kurtis MacDermid (13:00), where the scoring is coming from (17:00), and the Kraken’s jerseys (21:00). Then we finish off by looking at the lack of side deals (23:00).

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david barnard

in this day and age, i agree w/Kyle, you’ve got to be good to generate and keep interest. fan bases aren’t just happy to get a franchise like we were with the Sharks back in the day. plus, the league made it much easier to be competitive right off the jump, so there’s no excuse to intentionally be bad.

any1 they brought out on stage/wearing a jersey is staying in SEA.

i’m also having a hard time believing no side deals (even handshake) weren’t made.

Ty Comes

I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure IIRC that any given team has a limit to the amount of “dead cap”/3-way trades they can do (I think it’s like 2?) so IF I’m correct then this would be even more of an indictment on Seattle’s roster building strategy here…

Anybody know more about the specific rules re: using cap space as an asset that could chime in?

david barnard

per CF:

  1. the percentage of retained cannot exceed 50% of the player’s salary/cap hit
  2. the same percentage must be retained for both the salary and cap hit.
  3. all teams are limited to a max of 3 retained salary contracts per season.
  4. teams cannot retain an aggregate amount more than 15% of the cap upper limit.
  5. player’s contracts are limited to 2 retained salary transactions per contract.
david barnard


once a retained salary transaction has occurred, there are various limitations, such as:
a team cannot reacquire a player for a min of 1 year after the transaction, unless it expires or is terminated.

all teams involved in a retained salary transaction will have cap implications if the contract is bought out or terminated.

the teams who retain salary on a player’s contract, will have the full value of the cap hit act against team salary cap total, regardless if whether the player is reassigned to the minors by their current team.

david barnard

Balcers extended for 1.55Mx2 (3.1M total value/1.9% of cap). Blichfeld extended for league min. 750kx1.

david barnard

SEA got a 2022 4th round pick for Tyler Pitlick from CGY.

Nedeljkovic traded to DET for Jonathan Bernier and a 2021 3rd round pick (VGK #94).

david barnard

Coyotes get Ghostisbehere (4.5M cap dump) + 2022 2nd (PHI) + 2022 7th (STL) for future considerations from PHI.

david barnard

former Sharks “VGK killer” Barclay Goodrow confirmed gets his payday-21.852M over 6 years from NYR! good for Sir Barclay!!!

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