Thread: Speculation: Cap to drop to 58 mil
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08-29-2012, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
Just to add, with 16 teams over the hypothetical 58M upper limit, potential buyouts would affect around 20 to 30 players. A rollback would affect all ~700. Should be easy to see why a rollback would be a significant issue.
So Columbus wouldn't want to buy out R.J. Umberger ($4.5m) and replace him with a better player?

For that matter, some of the small market teams who above that $58m mark might trade a large contract player for next to nothing, just to dump an overpaid player they can't afford to buy out.

For the Wings I think I would buy out Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves (if he's still there) up front. I'd probably also kick Bertuzzi in the shins because his contract is part of the reason Holland didn't keep Hudler.

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