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01-09-2013, 12:36 AM
Street Hawk
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Originally Posted by Evileye View Post
We will have to wait for details, but rumours suggest there will be cap recapture provisions...
Seems like a straight forward way to figure out any cap charges should a player retire is to:

1) Add up all of the salary paid to the player
2) Add up all of the years of the cap hit
3) Any difference between the 1 and 2 are allocated evenly over the remaining years of the contract.

So, if you saved $10 million in cap space up to the time the player retired, but he has 2 more years left on his deal, you should take a $5 million cap hit each season for the years the player retired early.

Logical because the cap is based on the average salary of the player over the term of the deal. If the term is shorter than was expected, should recalculate the cap charge to capture all of the cap hit that should have been applied against the team for that player.

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