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05-26-2009, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Chief View Post
You'd need the union to go along with that since it's not provided for in the CBA.

However, if the cap did go down substantially, that might convince an owner to eat salary in a buyout because his team would be too constrained by the cap otherwise.
I think it might be in the union's best interest to cooperate in this fashion. They'll get a heck of a lot of money in buyouts and if they can help protect their status as NHLers instead of being buried in the AHL. The PA can be stubborn, but that will just translate into many servicable and decent players riding the bus to Peoria and Hershey.

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