Originally Posted by Hoek
So we gained $2.5 million a year in cap space from the Vinny buyout ultimately? Or am I characterizing that wrong? Not making a judgment, just wondering if that's the correct talking point.
For the next 5 years, we gained 2.727 in cap space. Then for the next (2?) years we gained the full 7.727.
I think the key here is that we will be able to use the extra space (however much or little) on (hopeful) Stamkos & Hedman decisions.
It's easy to see the Vinny buyout & Filppula deal and think "Filppula replaces Vinny", but I think it all had more to do with the young guys extensions coming up in a few seasons.