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01-18-2012, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Green Men Rule View Post
Why PIT? Nobody goes from Wheeling to PIT in a single callup
At the beginning of last season, the Penguins sent Eric Tangradi to Wheeling like a day before the start of the season in order to save money on his cap hit. He had to physically be in the city for the hit to not count (as I had the rule explained to me). It is a little game that teams play to try and save every penny against the cap that they can. That is the only reason why I could see wanting some place closer to Pittsburgh. I think that the Ducks did the same thing with Bobby Ryan and Bakersfield. However, that might have been the season that the Ducks did not have an AHL affiliate.

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