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01-08-2013, 10:02 PM
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If Hossa somehow gets traded, I think that cap hit would be split amongst the teams but not evenly for the last four years of the deal when everyone is assuming Hossa won't be playing.
If the Hawks traded Hossa after this coming season, they will have paid him about $10.5m more than his cap hit over the first four years of the deal. That would be their total penalty if they were to trade Hossa. If he retires with four years left on the deal, that's about a $2.6m cap hit per year that would be attributed to the Hawks. So, it gets worse if the Hawks hold on longer because that cap hit/salary widens every year until after the 2015/16 season.
Honestly it's pretty tough to picture a situation where Hossa is really tradeable to anyone, for much of anything.
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