Arizona Coyotes make another move to circumvent the salary cap acquire former 80 point player

Published March 2, 2023 at 12:12

The Arizona Coyotes franchise has been mirrored with disappointment since being moved from Winnipeg and renamed the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. The team has been unable to have any stable ownership which is one of the many reasons why this franchise is run so poorly.

The Coyotes currently play their home games at the Arizona State University (Sits 5,000) for the 2022-2023 season because they were locked out of Gila River Arena because of unpaid debts.

Over the past decade the Coyotes have used the tactic of acquiring injured players, in most cases their playing careers are over and placing them on the long-term injured list. They have been collecting future draft picks to facilitate the transactions. They never have to give up anything in the trades, and it also costs them very little actual money because of the way the contracts are structured.

The Coyotes have done this, acquiring future Hall of Fame talent in
Marian Hossa, Pavel Datsyuk, Chris Pronger and Shea Weber. They have done this with lesser value players as well in Dave Bolland, Andrew Ladd, and Bryan Little. The Coyotes consistently have one of the lowest payrolls in the NHL and have massive amounts of salary cap space every year, they have become the league's dumping ground for undesirable contracts.

Insider Elliotte Friedman reports that another injured player who's playing days could be over could be next on the Coyotes radar. This player is Columbus Blue Jacket's winger Jakub Voracek.

Voracek has been sidelined since early November after suffering another concussion and revealed in early December he's set for a long-term absence as a result of his concussion symptoms and didn't rule out the possibility of missing the remainder of the 2022-23 NHL season.

During the November 4th game against the Colorado Avalanche. He took a high stick from Dryden Hunt during the overseas clash in Finland and has been sidelined ever since.

The 33 year old is signed until the end of the 2023-2024 season at a cap hit of $8,250,000.

The deal is official

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Arizona Coyotes make another move to circumvent the salary cap acquire former 80 point player

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