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08-30-2012, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bozak911 View Post
I'd guess that part of the solution would be to allow the re-structuring of contracts or limited, one time buyout, get it off the cap entirely moves.

I figure Bouchard would be the first out the door in that case, but we'd still need to move another contract, and I doubt it would be Cullen.

If buyout, off cap entirely happens; Bouchard.
If re-structuring also allowed: Backstrom.

I dunno, though... I forget where I heard it that re-structuring could be allowed. Maybe on NHL Home Ice? The basic premise was this;
If you have a contract on the books for a 6 million cap hit for 1 season left, GMs could re-structure that contract to be a 3 million cap hit per for 2 seasons.
They are talking about the contracts being escrowed, which effectively eliminates teams from having to get rid of players.

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