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11-13-2012, 08:34 PM
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Thanks, all very good points.

In your last example, the impact on a guy like Subban could be significant. If a large number of teams are already at or near the limit of the new cap and the current contracts had to be honoured, then what happens to those unsigned players?
I'm not too sure about this, but I suspect it was a bad decision on Subban's part to hold out for a post-CBA contract. If cap limits drop, and current contracts are honoured, then there will be very little room to sign players like Subban, even if there's an amnesty buyout. For example, a drop from 57% to 50% means a drop in the cap from 70 million to 61 million, which wipes out any potential savings from buying out Gomez. Most teams don't have a Gomez, so the prospect of an offer sheet will still be there but limited.

Aside from all that, if he had signed a contract this summer he might have been able to finnagle himself a small signing bonus that pays out on July 1st to finance his lifestyle during the lockout.

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It's complicated
Agreed.

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