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06-30-2011, 06:07 PM
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HabsSlappy
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I almost think the NHL should make things really complicated and use a 3 or 4 year moving average cap hit.

So for Erhoff it would be as follows

10+8+4+4 = 6.5M
8+4+4+4 = 5M
4+4+4+4 = 4M
4+4+4+3 = 3.75M
4+4+3+1 = 3M
4+3+1+1 = 2.25M
3+1+1+1 = 1.5M
3+1+1+1 = 1.5M
3+1+1+1 = 1.5M
3+1+1+1 = 1.5M

It would bias the contract more towards the actual salary of the player and make their cap hit low enough in the final years that they would want to keep them. So players wouldn't be as fast to accept since they might have to actually play those final years and not just sit at home and collect money.

But alas, I haven't really thought this through and I am sure many will find a way to circumvent this model as well.

I guess restrictions between year to year salary is the best way, to make sure there is no funny business, but I think this would be a good compromise between players and owners.

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