Breaking News - Vegas Golden Knights trade Shea Weber

Published February 22, 2023 at 4:06 PM

The NHL and their salary cap shenanigans continue today. With the Trade Deadline just 10 days away the Vegas Golden Knights have made a slightly peculiar move and traded Shea Weber and his contract.

The #VGK have traded Shea Weber's contract and a 2023 fifth-round pick to #coyotes in exchange for Dysin Mayo.

This deal comes after the Golden Knights had previously placed Mark Stone on LTIR after he had back surgery. But more so than anything else this move sets up the Coyotes to continue to circumvent the salary cap, by acquiring players they'll never play pushing them over the cap floor.

Next season the Coyotes will be able to claim Weber's $7,857,143 salary on their cap, while only paying him $1,000,000 in actual salary. This continues to show just how successful Gary Bettman's favorite team is.

February 22   |   230 answers
Breaking News - Vegas Golden Knights trade Shea Weber

Should teams be able to circumvent the cap by paying low salaries and getting high cap hits?

No, it circumvents the rule8235.7 %
Yes, it's smart business5523.9 %
Move the Coyotes9340.4 %
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