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01-07-2013, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by xX Hot Fuss View Post
Very confused.

1) I thought the cap hit post-retirement was only in effect for players 36 and older (see Doan).

2) Hossa signed his Contract when he was 31is right? Wouldn't the Hawks be immune to his cap hit then? Even if he retires in 3 years?
Yep, here is the relevant wording from the last CBA

The CBA also contains a 35-and-over rule, sometimes referred to as the Mogilny rule.[8] This rule states that if a player signs a multi-year deal when the player is 35 or older, starting in the second year of the contract, that amount will count towards the team's salary cap regardless of whether the player is on the active roster or not. This is designed to keep teams from signing older players to lucrative front-loaded contracts, thus saving cap room, in which there is no expectation the player will actually play in the latter years.

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