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06-29-2009, 12:05 PM
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I have thought about this but in a different way. I think if the cap plummets next year ie: goes down to 50 mil and alot of teams are in cap hell, the NHL and NHLPA might actually both approve just using the cap hit being the salary instead of averaging it to alleviate cap pressures as many teams front load contracts.

Heck they could even say teams are allowed to renegotiate the remainder of the contracts if and only if the length and amount of the contract does not change.

ie. Player x is owed 14 mil over the four remaining seasons of his contract at 6,4,2,2. The team and agent agree to change payments around to 3,4,4,3. or 4,5,3,2.

B/c the NHLPA wouldn't want players with bigger avg size contracts to be sent to the AHL or bolting towards Europe (if they are sent to the AHL).

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