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01-02-2013, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Wisp View Post
Why would the League put rules in place that hurt struggling teams weighed down by bad contracts on them? Why would the PA be opposed to more salary cap space opening up?

Each team gets one player to amnesty in the current proposal and Vancouver is one of the few rich teams who is in a position where they wouldn't have to use theirs. We're likely the only team capable of executing this scenario.
Because nothing the NHL has offered in these negotiations suggests to me that they're interested in allowing rich teams to effectively buy assets from poorer teams cap free. There's a reason they designed the 2005 buyouts to avoid this very scenario and I suspect they'll put rules in place this time as well. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong but I've seen very little evidence that the NHL negotiating committee is interested in allowing that kind of thing.

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