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09-12-2012, 07:46 PM
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Only if he is back playing, in which case he fits into Bostons cap anyway. If he is, and he is playing well, and you still trade him- then have a free 1st rounder or player in exchange. You won't be trading him to a cap floor team as they are likely out of contention for the playoffs.
OTOH if he isn't playing he's almost worthless. All teams would be over cap floor already or they wouldn't be allowed to play so a non-playing Thomas cap hit is largely irrelevant at the deadline. The only reason for a floor team to pick up Thomas at the deadline would be if they were dealing away a big salary and not getting any back and that put them below the floor.
Let's just say the the Flames are out of the playoff picture and wanted to trade Bouwmeester but don't want anything but picks and prospects in return. The Bruins would be able to package the prospects and picks and tell the Flames that they had to take Thomas.
Thomas would cost the Flames $0....And the flames may also be able to trade his rights prior to JULY 1st, if their is still a market.
The point is Thomas not playing is just a name to a team under the cap. no salary involved.
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