CBA Negotiations III: Why Can't We All Just...Get Along?
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12-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
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No, Chris Pronger is not being hid away in the AHL or overseas. He is on the LTIR and for as long as he remains on the LTIR (does not retire or attempt a comeback) his salary will not count against the salary cap.
Matt Walker is an UFA in 2013-2014 (next summer) and will be off the books.
I was under the impression from Bill Daly's press statements days ago that the NHL is considering having "compliance buyouts" (similar to 05') when the new CBA takes effect. I am simply saying IF the league allows buyouts that I would consider buying out Briere.
You're absolutely right about the five year contract limits will level the playing field in terms of money. As it should be. Those days are gone and it was fun while it lasted.
I don't believe that Philadelphia has completely lost its edge over some of the smaller market teams:
- Solid Young Core
- Consistently makes the playoffs (19 of 20 years?)
- Limited Travel
- Large fanbase (sold out stadiums)
The most attractive thing about the franchise is the money they can offer. Now where we once had an advantage we no longer do.
Don't kid yourself. WE got Bryz, Briere and others by offering them huge front loaded deals. Deals that many other teams cant offer. WE have a solid core now, but in 4 years? HOw much will this cba change the complexion of the league. I shudder to think about the offer that Giroux will get, and shudder at the thought of losing young talent because of his huge contract.
This CBA is really destined to make the salary cap era even more fair, and the smaller market teams...every single one of them will benefit greatly from it.
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