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06-15-2009, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by CantSeeColors View Post
Would you allow them to trade all the space they had? The concept is neat, but this year just the bottom five teams had over $50M in cap space unused. Some teams could really break the bank with that.
Why not?

Look at the trades that MIGHT have happened in any given year (certainly we don't know all of them) if cap space had been something a team could "acquire". How about trades that might not have happened...if we could have traded for cap space we don't unload Scottie Upshall...say, instead, Holmgren sent a draft pick to someone for an extra 2M in cap space for the rest of the season?

1) that helps us out immensely obviously.

2) some team that wasn't using the space now has a pick to help rebuild their team.

Moreover, the way the salary cap works...who has and does not have cap space is completely irrelevant. If the LEAGUE spends more than LEAGUE revenue, then the players owe a portion of their salary back. All this would do is facilitate moving that salary around the league a bit differently.

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