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10-24-2012, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by FireEverybody View Post
Teams would have time and options.
But that my friend is when the lols happen.
Especially for all those long term, low cap hit retirement contracts.

Lols? Are you 15? Anyways that's not the point. The retirement contracts do not hurt the team until the player retires assuming the NHL gets its way on the proposal. These players are not retiring next year and in fact the low cap hit helps teams if the cap contracts. Another consideration is if the NHL grows at 5% a year and we start out at 59.9 mil cap by the time some of these players retire the cap could be 80 mil +. In the end a 5.3 mil cap hit, like Luongo, would affect a team far less in the future then it does now. Therefore some these long term deals are not as bad as some assume even with the consideration of the newly proposed CBA.

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