You do know that any cap we don’t spend will roll over to next year, right? If we save that $24M, that means we have an extra $24M to spend on top of whatever the 2022 final cap value is. So, if the cap is set at say $205M, our 2022 cap would actually be $229M (extra cap can continue to rollover again). Someone who spends their entire cap in 2021 would only have $205M in 2022 cap space.
Any more 1 year rentals reduce our 2022 cap by exactly whatever they make, so they have a direct impact beyond this year.
Reported that Bean requested a trade after he wasn't selected by the Kraken. He wants more playing time...
I am not as torn about this trade as I am Ned - I don't think Bean was ever going to be that good honestly. I may have to eat my words, but he looked like an AHL lifer at the end of the "regular" season and playoffs. Rod had no trust in him at all!