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01-06-2013, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
That's not trading cap space. The NHL proposed retaining money in trade. Brian Burke came up with that idea in 2007. The players proposed trading cap space in August.

This is trading cap space proposed by the PA. Teams going over the cap.
Okay, a little different but largely the same concept. If the Leafs were trade Mike Komisarek to Vancouver and retain $3M of his cap hit and 2/3 of his $3.5M salary, then Vancouver would only be adding $1.5M to their team cap hit for a player with a $4.5M cap hit, which would be pretty much the same as increasing the team's cap space by $3M. So, basically, the Leafs would have traded Mike Komisarek and $3M in cap space to Vancouver.

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