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01-07-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by -31- View Post
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.
Originally Posted by MadHookUp View Post
I like that it hurts the team that signed him to the insane contract. That way if New Jersey traded Kovy to a team trying to reach the cap floor, and Kovy retired 2 minutes after the trade was completed, New Jersey still takes the hit. I think the teams that got around the cap like this should be punished.
Yeah that makes sense. I have trouble wrapping my feeble brain around some of this stuff.

Still, not sure I like it. I guess it's just because I dislike the cap and don't mind "circumvention" attempts.


It's just pain.
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