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01-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
So the team that signed the player to the contract is on the hook for the charge if the player ends his career before the conclusion of the deal? That seems crazy. If you acquire a player in a trade you ought to then be responsible for all future charges, IMO.
I guess that's a mechanism to make sure that the team that signed the circumventing deal gets punished. Otherwise the Wild could trade Suter and Parise to a cap-floor team (who view the cap benefit recapture hit as an asset) minutes before they retire.

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