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12-27-2012, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DesertDawg View Post
The only way the salary cap can be reduced is if they allow amnesty buy-outs like last time. Otherwise teams would not be trading for anyone and just dumping players in the 'A'. Regular buy-outs wouldn't be significant, considering that the team would have to take on a contract to replace him. Just can't see how the OP could work or that the PA would agree to such a thing.

Why? the Coyotes won't be shopping anybody.
Several articles have pointed out, that the league doesn't want amnesty buy-outs like last time. The league is proposing that teams spend up to $70m in 2012-2013, then get down to the proposed $60m cap over the summer, for the 2013-2014 season.

There are quite a few quality players scheduled to become ufas this summer. That will lower team payrolls. Ufas wanting to stay with their old teams, may have to sign deals that fit into the team budget if they want to stay where they are. Or we may see teams replacing high priced support players, with cheaper youngsters.
Effects of a new CBA
according to Larry Brooks of The New York Post, the owners are strongly against amnesty buyouts as part of the transition toward a 50-50 split of hockey related-revenue between the owners and the players.

That's because the league sees such buyouts as money being paid outside the new cap system.


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