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11-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I don't know if this has been said in terms of cap circumvention, but wouldn't the easiest way to eliminate this be to eliminate the AAV and just use the actual salary as the salary cap? This would make it much more difficult to sign the outrageous deals so I assume the players would not like this idea.
Logistically, I don't see how that could put that in at this point because teams have already implemented contracts on the assumption that cap hit = AAV.

Could Minnesota even field a team?

Parise = $12 salary + $10 million in bonuses
Suter = $12 million in salary + 10 million in bonuses
Heatley = $6 million in salary (lower than cap hit).
Koivu = $5.4 million in salary ($7.3 million next year)
Backstrom = $6.0 in salary

Setting aside the bonus money, that's like $42 million right there for 2012-13--and that's not even including guys like Bouchard, Cullen, Gilbert, etc.

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