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10-17-2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Coach Parker View Post
Actually this means that if Richards or Carter retire early, the Flyers would be on the hook for their cap hit (Bryz and Pronger as well). I am also trying to clarify if the Flyers would be the creator of the Weber contract and that if Weber retires early his cap hit would count against the Flyers for structuring the contract that way. Still no facts yet, but Bettman is holding true to punishing the teams who tried to circumvent the cap.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie

Any existing deal in excess of 5 yrs would carry cap hit in every year of contract, even if player were to retire with year(s) left.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie

In other words, the benefit clubs thought they were getting by reducing AAV with back-diving deals/bogus end yrs would be reduced/negated.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
well hopefully we can amnesty Pronger at least

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