George McPhee entered Sundays start of NHL free agency with 20.8 million in cap space. He spent just 950,000 on fourth-line winger Joey Crabb.
Maybe Martin Brodeur simply wanted to give himself a bigger raise than the Devils were willing to give him.
When the Capitals made the decision to part ways with Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble, Jeff Halpern, Cody Eakin and Dennis Wideman, a total of 46 goals went with them.
Its difficult to say how Thursdays announcement that the NHL is raising its salary cap from to 64.3 million to 70.2 million will impact Sundays start of free agency.
Adam Oates has not even had his introductory press conference that will come today at 3 p.m.