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01-06-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Daz28 View Post
Ya, except teams have already gotten away with it(see Rangers-Redden). Should they be back-punished. If what you say sounds fair, then so does punishing previous offenders? Right, or do we just let a few of em slide??? The loopholes were the leagues fault, not the people who exploited them. They had an opportunity to disallow the contracts at the time, and balked. Trying to provide some justice now would just make them look even dumber.
No one has 'got away with it' yet. No one has retired early yet from one of those contracts. Any punishement (if any) won't even apply until somebody does.

Wade Redden is not an example of a backdiving contract where a team was able to secure the services of a premiere player by paying them more money that cap hit.
Redden simply wasn't playing up to his salary so the Rangers buried him in the minors. Redden has to report to receive his money. Being able to bury mistakes in the AHL is a different issue.

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