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06-01-2009, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Ron View Post
I can pretty mush guarantee it. The last 2 years of Vinny's contract are $1.5 million and $1 million.

Do you think a 38 or 39 year old athelete that has made in excess of $100 million over his career is going to risk a serious injury before he retires just so he can get an extra million or 2?
It is cap circumvention without a doubt. Bettman and a few others officials talked publicly about how they're going to need to look into ways to close that gap in the CBA.

I don't recall which of the Detroit contracts it was for, but I remember reading something about a handshake agreement that the player was going to retire before the end of the contract terms and that because it was signed before the age of 35 the remaining cap hits get wiped off the books.

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