They can acquire players that don’t cost a lot of cash. For example: Derek Stepan carries a cap hit of $6.5 million. Only owed $2 million in salary next season.

You need to have a savvy GM to do this but it can be done. So don’t panic & the Sabres won’t be the only ones.

— Chad DeDominicis (@CMDeDominicis) September 10, 2020