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09-28-2010, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MW View Post
So what is the solution? Set an upper price limit on contracts that can be re-assigned?

What if you sign a guy to a big contract and then he gets hurt and after recovering, he isn't an NHL-quality player anymore, but still wants to play to collect his salary? Should a team HAVE to retain the player?

What about the countless times that a 3rd/4th line guy gets demoted because there's a guy who makes less than him who is nearly as good? Is that cap circumvention, too?

What about when rookies with high cap hits are kept out because theres an NHL vet who will have roughly the same impact at less hit? Is that cap circumvention?
The funny thing is, there already is a limit to how much you can bury, functionally at least. You still have to comply with the offseason cap, so bad contracts still limit your flexibility in a big way.

All these types of things end up doing is inflating the cap a little bit, and for many teams its going to be the real dollars that hurt more.

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