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07-31-2008, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Kopecky can start the season on LTIR. That means the Wings can exceed the cap by whatever the difference is between the cap maximum and their payroll (let's say they have $300K of space), they'd gain another $200K by having Kopecky on LTIR. However, they'll have to clear room when he comes back.
Another downside is that it burns up that remaining $300k of space in the event another short-term callup is needed. While that $300k wouldn't help immediately, if the Wings could keep it available till midseason then it's grown into room for a $600k salaried callup.

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