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06-11-2005, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Fozz
Perfect exemple right there! If you buy out Sundin and he becomes UFA, there will be a bunch of teams that will have plenty of room under the cap to offer him 5-6M/year. Why would he come back to TO for 2M? Especially if his goal is to win a cup, he'd be much better off signing with a contender which I don't think the Leafs will be.
Did you not read the article?? .. Its says buyout and resign option, limited to a maximum of 2 players, as a special rule for CAP purpose..

You are only going to buy him out once you have the terms of his new deal worked out in advance and his signature on that contract.

Then you buy him out, pay him his money and submit the new contract to the NHL as a replacement to the old one, and his new one counts against the cap.

If you are using it simply to get a big contract off the books and let him walk that is a whole different issue, but that is always available at all times in the CBA.

This is a special rule designed to reajust old contracts to new cap friendly prices in transition, while allowing teams to keep their players if they wish..

Not even going to respond to the last part and write that off as wishful thinking on your part, and I am sure you wish that ever year as well.

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