Not sure if some of you realize this but Buffalo and Washington are over the NHL's cap limit.
Buffalo is over the cap by $3,595,357. Already an exorbitant number, it will more than likely go up since they still have yet to sign defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. Gragnani made $500,000 last season so you could expect some sort of raise. This would put Buffalo above $4 million over the cap limit.
Washington is over the cap by $890,128. They are a lot more comfortable than their Eastern Conference comrade. The Capitals have signed all their RFAs but still need to lose some money in order alleviate their cap issues.
How do you propose Buffalo and Washington become cap compliant by the beginning of the season?