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07-06-2008, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SpreeEndaz View Post
It has EVERYTHING to do with his age znk but not how Shabutie means it. The problem is, when you retire during a contract you sign when you are 35 years old or more, the team is stuck with the cap hit for the rest of the contract.

I know Kovalev wants to play for a long time but if in 3 years (2 years into his new contract) he gets a big injury and he decides to call it a quit, we might not be able to afford a new winger for the rest of his contract length to replace him because of the cap hit.
So we shouldnt sign Sundin either uh?
What about Hamrlik?
Koivu!

If he retires because of injury then he wont count against the cap. Kovalev will still be in the NHL in 5 years. Unless Omsk calls next summer.

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