Thread: ESPN: Trading Salary Cap Space
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01-08-2013, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Nathan311 View Post
I think everyone understands the concept, the messy part the poster above you mentioned is in regards to a few years down the road when say the Leafs look at their available cap hits and they have 3 half-contracts they have to pay for and a bunch of players with partial caphits that other teams are paying. Messy indeed.
Why is that any messier than having a buyout on your books, like the Leafs do, I believe?

Frankly, I'm not a Leafs fan, but I've got to give Burke props on this one. The great example, IMO, is a guy like J-Bo. At 6.6M this year and next, where next year's cap is going to be, he's not an asset who will draw a lot of suitors. But, if a cash rich team like the Flames that would like a bounty to facilitate a rebuild is able and willing to eat half of that amount, then what is J-Bo at 3.3M for this year and next worth to the team acquiring him? I just see a lot of possibilities here, and I fail to see why it's so messy.

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