The DFO Rundown


Oilers AGM Bill Scott gives us a salary cap 101 lesson

Ep. 153

We are back to two episodes a week on The DFO Rundown! Frank and Jason are gearing up for the start of the NHL season and there was plenty to get to today on the show. To start things off, they talked about a few teams around the league that are in some interesting situations when it comes to the salary cap. With a lot of teams preparing to use LTIR to start the season, there are some moves that still could be made. From there, they talked about Nick Suzuki being named the youngest Captain in Canadiens history, players around the league that are being signed to PTO's, and what could be next for PK Subban as he sits unsigned with training camps just around the corner. Tyler Yaremchuk also stopped by for an awards-themed edition of 'Buy or Sell'.

Today's guest was Edmonton Oilers Assistant GM Bill Scott. He's the team's salary cap expert and joined the show to give us a bit of insight into how teams strategize with the salary cap, how LTIR works, and he also gave us one idea for how he'd change the salary cap system.

1:40 - Teams in cap trouble

5:30 - Nick Suzuki is the Canadien's Captain

9:25 - PTO season

15:30 - PK Subban

19:45 - Looking at the four major awards

39:27 - Oilers AGM Bill Scott

44:40 - How his career got started

49:30 - The challenges of LTIR

59:47 - A look at arbitration

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