Seems like Yzerman could reach a mutually beneficial trade with JBB that would only involve players that they wished to get off their rosters and no picks involved..
Why not Tyler Johnson ($1M retained) and Alex Killorn ($.45M retained) for Franz Nielsen $2.625M retained
Tampa gets $5.375M more cap space without giving up a pick or prospect and has ample cap space to sign Cerilli to a 3x $4M bridge deal and only needs to clear $1M more to sign Cernak to a 2x $2.1M deal. Franz can even be buried for more space or utilized in a bottom 6 role. Stevie gets 2 very serviceable middle 6 players and a space for the new center at 2C. Seems like a win-win!
I know TB people do not want Franz but would you rather sacrifice a high pick or prospect? Would Stevie give up on acquiring a high draft pick for something like this?