Thread: News Article: New CBA will mix things up
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01-08-2013, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Erik Estrada View Post
Retaining cap space/salary helps big market teams like the Habs. There's enough elements in the new CBA to promote parity in the league, I don't know why any Habs fan wouldn't be happy with this.
I find it helps smaller teams. They can add players that a bigger market overspent on and wants to get rid of like Komisarek Gomez Redden etc if there was no Compliance buyout.

Say you are a small market looking for cheap help on defense(assuming no compliance buyout next summer) and you can get Komisarek cheap from Toronto for a 6th rounder and they'll take half his salary/cap hit. He would cost you...

12-13 $1.75 mil(2.25 cap hit)
13-14 $1.75 mil(2.25 cap hit)

Even if he was your #5 it would be worth it. It's an easier alteranative to buyouts. And much better than having NHLers "buried" because of their contracts.

If there was no compliance Gomez would cost a team(at half)...3.67 mil cap hit each year and 2.75 and 2.25 in salary the next 2 years. Not a bad gamble for a small market or rebuilding team.

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