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01-09-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
James Mirtle (respected Globe and Mail journalist) tweeted that most GM's feel the cap benefit recapture rule will never be used. They will just place the player on LTIR and the player will collect the money instead of officially retiring.

If that's the case, Hossa will not be bought out.
But how would they make sure that the player has a legit injury? Have them get lost into a dark alley where the "boys" would be waiting with a baseball bat? I don't think the league would take the teams word that the player just happened to be get a LTIR in their twilight years of their career.

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