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09-09-2009, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dynrehab View Post
Toronto would be drastically improving a position on the team, and therefore can afford to dump a 3-4 million dollar player to fit him in. Any of Finger, MVR, or Stempniak can be dumped by any means necessary. The other option is to send Bozak to the Marlies to start the season. He currently represents $3.75 million of the Leafs salary cap.

According to capgeek, the Leafs have $2.1 million. Kessel will miss at least 6 weeks, allowing them to wait to dump his salary. If Bozak is in the minors, they have $5.8 million. Additionally, they have 8 defenceman listed in that number, so depending on who is moved out, they have that too. As an example, if Bozak is sent to the minors and MVR is off the roster (you choose how) and Kessel gets $5.5 million, the Leafs still have $3.3 million to play with.
So by the same reason, boston would have about 2 months to dump salary after matching... I am pretty sure if a player is on the LTIR the team can exceed the cap by the players salary while the player is out. Even though they were tight to the cap last year boston was still looking to add a player because sturm was on the LTIR and they were allowed to exceed the cap by is salary if they wanted to.

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