Guentzel's also on his ELC still, though. I don't think the Penguins are lacking cheap talent for next year. You'll have Guentzel and ZAR still on ELCs and you'll have Brassard, Murray and probably Sheahan (I think he'll just take his QO and head straight to free agency) on cheaper contracts than their play deserves. There's also the potential for guys like Riikola, Bellerive, Blueger, Olund, Almari (if he comes over to NA), Dea and Johnson to step in next season and have an impact. I remember that Guerin said that Adam Johnson would have been the ZAR of this summer had he not signed last year, and he didn't have a terrible rookie season in the AHL either. And along with that, I think Domi is probably going to get a bridge contract in the first place, so you're probably looking at around $3 million a season for him. That's an underpayment for a skilled 50 point LWer. Edit: also, it honestly wouldn't surprise me for the Penguins to look to move Sheahan's rights and start the year with Olund and Blueger battling out for the 4C spot. They're both 2-way players and both were very productive in their respective leagues last season. You'd save a nice chunk of money by doing that.