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02-25-2011, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post
Again.. it could be for budget purposes as well.

If not, then Dean needs room to take on $5MM+ worth of contract(s).
That's not how the cap works. We should be able to fit just about anyone onto our team since the cap is pro-rated. For example, lets say we had ~$3mm in cap room throughout the year. For arguments sake, lets say we make the trade 75% of the way through the year. We would only need to pay for 25% of that traded players cap hit. Therefore, a $12 million annual cap hit X 25% (pro-rated) equals $3mm annual cap hit.

In reality, we have had less than $3mm in cap space throughout the year and we are not 75% of the way through the year, but you get the point. This is also overly simplified, but the point remains that cap room for this year is a non-issue.

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