League to Challenge Pronger Contract
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08-15-2010, 12:06 PM
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I think the problem is that people have two different definitions of what cap "circumvention" is.
KJ thinks it's circumvention because Pronger's cap hit is a million or so lower than it should be for the majority of the contract because of blatant use of extra years to thin it out.
You think it isn't because despite that being true, if Pronger retires with 3 years left in the deal, the Flyers are on the hook for 4.9something Million a year as a cap penalty basically.
IMO, we're not circumventing anything if we can potentially end up with a hit that big from a 39 (or 40) year old player. There are other options to be explored (trading contract to team needing to hit cap floor, buying out remainder of contract), but as it stands...I think the fact that it's a 35+ contract makes it different than Luongo's and Hossa's.
For me, it's also the years too. Signing a player for 7 years with the last one or two as "circumvention years" compared to signing a player to 12 years is a lot different for me.
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