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11-12-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
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.
The cap would be increased to allow for this change. Raising the cap and eliminating AAV would not have the same effect as raising the cap but keeping the AAV rules in place.

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