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09-09-2009, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by yohan1212 View Post
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.
That is absolutely true, but as mentioned, there are long term implications for Boston, that Toronto does not have to deal with, to the same degree.

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