Thread: Rumor: Thomas to Calgary?
View Single Post
07-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Dr Quincy
Registered User
Dr Quincy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 16,930
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Alberta_OReilly_Fan View Post
as far as this goes... lets keep the facts straight

thomas is refusing to report... guys that dont report get suspended... suspended guys dont get paid

the cap hit does count but there is no money paid

so he is free cap space... he saves some team from havign to pay real money... hes like a 5 million dollar bill to a poor owner.

he will definitely have trade value to a team that has NO INTENTION of spending to the cap floor but is there a team like that out there?

anyhow thomas can be dumped anywhere for a handshake cause he wont actually be paid... but imo boston has no desire at all to deal him for a handshake cause he is one of the top 5 goalies in hockey. they will wait him out unless they absolutely cant afford it.. or they will deal him for a return
It's still unknown whether or not the league would approve such a trade. If Thomas formally says, "I'm not playing this year" and the B's trade him to a team trying to avoid reaching the cap floor, the commish CAN nix the trade. Would he? That's the unknown.

Dr Quincy is offline