I looked at capfriendly today, and why do so m…

I looked at capfriendly today, and why do so many teams have so much cap space?

Because they’re showing next year’s rosters and cap now, and teams haven’t resigned their RFAs or gone through free agency yet. A lot of teams are going to commit a large amount of their cap space to their own potential free agents over the summer, and there’ll be trades and such, and free agency that will completely change the situation. That front page with all the teams on it is going to look very different six weeks from now.

How much do you think Matt Duchene will get in…

How much do you think Matt Duchene will get in free agency? I've seen some really high numbers out there and I just don't know how realistic they are.

That’s an interesting one. I think history says he’ll get a huge amount just by virtue of being the top center available in free agency this year. He’s still in his prime and will be for at least a couple more years. But with that being said, this is a guy with a career-high of 70 points. Over the last 3 seasons, he’s 60th in scoring among forwards, 33rd among centers. How much is that worth? Probably not as much as he wants. I think, in a world that makes sense, it wouldn’t be unrealistic for him to get something like the Couture deal. $8 million seems like an acceptable price to pay for what is a solid #1 center. I wouldn’t go higher than that, and I don’t think anyone will, but if there’s a bidding war…