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10-17-2012, 04:15 PM
Vankiller Whale
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I really doubt he said it that candidly, and I don't remember any such suggestion coming from him in regards to his early retirement. If he had said that, it would have been enough proof to have the contract voided by the NHL when it was under investigation.

The point is, he might have every intention to retire in 7 or so years, but there is zero concrete facts to support it and as such, any competent GM would never assume that is to be the case. Therefore, the argument is invalid on the grounds that only an idiot GM would factor this into account during trade valuation.

The new CBA offer might impose a retirement cap hit on the signing team, but this impacts nobody but the Canucks and does zero for his value.
6 years of elite-to-good goaltending at a great cap-hit would make a lot of GMs willing to take the risk he'll either retire or be willing to be traded to a cap floor team, imo.

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