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08-15-2010, 02:20 PM
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Child please?



Fine, let's say they didn't know it. It still doesn't matter.
Never heard of Chad John...uh...whoever he is now.


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Then add a stipulation to the 35+ contract that disallows trades. Since it doesn't fall under the realm of cap circumvention, that's about all they can do.


If they were smart, they would've put that stipulation in when they wrote up the CBA seeing as that's what the 35+ rule was designed to do. The NHL opened their own loophole in the 35+ rule.
Well, duh. Not all 35+ are designed like this. If they want to trade Ian Laperriere, they should still have every right to.

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That's not the same as the loophole other teams are using for actual cap circumvention.
A loophole none the less.

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Not sure if you're agreeing with me or trying to refute me there.

Who will never get what?

The Flyers will never get Pronger to stay on the LTIR illegally? Obviously not.

The NHL will never get proof the Flyers are planning to trade before hand if they are indeed planning a trade? Obviously not.

Not sure what you're getting at.
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The league is trying to stop an "exit plan," yes.
That's the idea here.

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But that's not as easy as saying a Pronger trade is cap circumvention. Technically it isn't, and on top of that, it's a lot easier to speculate a possible retirement as opposed to a possible trade scenario.
Technically it's not because when the league filed the contract it wasn't. All contracts are supposed to be approved by the league as it pertains to the CBA. If there was a violation, they shouldn't have filed it. It's either compliant or it's not, however, the contract is still designed to keep Pronger's cap hit as low as they can with it looking as clean as possible.

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