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10-17-2012, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by veedubn1 View Post
If Vancouver was on the hook for Luongo's cap hit for the remaining years after his retirement I would be much more inclined to give Vancouver fans closer to what they were looking for in the hundreds of threads littering these boards.

Pretty much eliminates the financial risk most Toronto fans were hesitant about.

The clause was clearly put in to deter teams from striking these "wink wink" retirement deals (aka cap circumventing deals) with players.
I disagree. I think the clause was added to punish teams who signed players to these cap circumventing deals during the last CBA. The cap circumventing contracts made Bettman look foolish. Now he's getting his revenge.

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