Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-09-2012, 02:07 PM
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Maybe I don't understand but why would multiple players sign to simply have a lower salary? And what would prevent this from happening in the current system? Just some clarification please, I was trying to determine why this idea would be an issue
If a GM said, "if you take a lower salary in 2014 I can sign 3 other stars for a lower salary in 2014 and we'll have a great shot at the Cup" you might just do that. Or, "I'll give you a huge salary for the first two years if you agree to a much lower salary after that once I have to sign my stars on their ELCs".
You can't do this in the current system because the cap hit is an average of total salary/years, the year to year salary doesn't matter.
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