Just say no to the buyouts this year
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05-04-2011, 05:24 PM
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10 years from now Richards is 41--NHL last year came down hard against teams trying to front load contracts. In order for that contract to fly they'd have to balance such a contract at both ends. That scenario is not going to happen.
That rule wouldn't matter. This deal wouldn't fly simply because his cap hit would be 15 mil, which is more than 20% of the cap. Even if it was possible, the last year of the deal would be calculated separately, but even then, it would have to be a pretty high number.
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