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01-08-2013, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kdb209 View Post
I can see lots of potentially ugly cases - hopefully they put some thought into how to handle things like:

- What happens if a player is sent down? put on LTIR? Suspended? Released? Do both teams get cap relief or only his current one?

- What happens if the player is traded again? Can his salary/cap hit then be split over 3 (or more) teams? Is the 50% limit then based on the players original salary/cap hit or the teams share?

- What happens if the player is later bought out?

- Do subsequent waiver claims have any effect on the split?

- If the player has Performance Bonuses, are their cap hits split for the purpose of the Performance Bonus Cushion?

The cleanest way to handle it would be to put the original team on the hook for the salary and cap hit committed to in the trade regardless of the later disposition of the player.
I don't see this as any different than under the previous CBA when a player was taken on re-entry waivers. Avery was plit 50-50 between the Rangers and The Stars. There was speculation he might be taken again on re-entry and the split would be halfed again Rangers 25, new team 25, Stars 50.

While the concept of retaining salary and cap space ina trade is new, the concept of two teams splitting the cap and salary is not.

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