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03-07-2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by A Pointed Stick View Post
They also need to eliminate buyouts as cap floor filler. The whole reason they have the cap floor in the first place is to prevent cheapskates like the current version of Wang putting out a non competitive roster. These loopholes are shameful.
Yes, they are, but I doubt the "buyouts as cap-filler" rule is eliminated. There seems to be more worry that big ticket teams like Toronto and the Rangers would buyout any and all bad contracts and not be penalized. There aren't too many owners like Wang, who sign players to ridiculously long contracts and then use the buyouts to meet the cap floor. Thank God. Maybe the NHL could add a clause saying that buyouts count against the top of the cap but not the bottom? The Wang Clause. Evil curmudgeon...

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