Paul Martin Trade or Buyout? (if there's a season)
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01-09-2013, 12:14 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Going by what I've heard we could trade some of the salary of Martin away as well.
So using Martin as an example if someone was willing to take 80% of Martin's contract which is $5m for two more years after this. 80% is $4m so a team could take Martin on for $4m and we'd have a cap hit of $1m for the next two years from him.
Welcome to the party, Shrimper, but I think a few teams will be a lot more creative when it comes to exploiting that loophole.
As I keep saying, Calgary may rebuild. Their owner is a billionaire. Cammallerri, Bouwmeester, and Kiprusoff come of the books after the 2013-2014 season.
If Jay Feaster decided to go full rebuild and put those three on the market with the proviso that he'd eat half the cap hit, those three IMO become three of the best trade deadline values out there.
It definitely can help a team accelerate a rebuild, and I have this scary vision that a guy like Sather or Holmgren is going to exploit it big time.
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