All Habs-related Eklund rumours Part II
View Single Post
12-22-2010, 01:45 PM
Keep Calm, Kassi On
Join Date: Jul 2010
Originally Posted by
I'm aware of that. That's why I talked in terms of cap hit, which I assumed WAS "pro-rated" when dealing with LTIR (and I always understood that it would be in terms of # of days in the season, not days in a year, or whatever). In fact, you continue with:
Yeah, so I think it turns out that I knew what I was talking about and simply didn't know what the numbers on nhlnumbers and capgeek were telling me. capgeek has handy little ? hover help balloons which I have finally found, and I think I'm back on the same page with reality.
I did, however, forget about having to be cap compliant again before the player can be brought back in from LTIR. It escaped my consideration for a moment that every call-up to replace a non-LTIR issue whittles away at remaining cap space, and, in fact, can push you over in some cases (as can trades, but I was considering that, obviously). Is this what has happened with the Canucks? I mean, they started the year cap compliant, right?
Sorry, I meant his cap hit isn't pro-rated, so we each made a mistake there.
The Canucks started out cap compliant but it was through a lot of moves. Both Burrows and Salo needed to be fit in the lineup before they could be placed on LTIR so Gillis (he has a guy who's job is specifically to crunch cap numbers) brought up lots of guys and sent a bunch of people down a whole bunch of times to fit everyone in.
It's confusing, the Canucks are one of the most difficult to explain teams in terms of cap.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Winroba