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01-15-2013, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Vipers31 View Post
I think that's rather absurd. Kovalchuk only gets that kind of number because the old CBA allowed tools to cut the cap hit down. Him making $10-11M in salary doesn't remotely suggest that GMs would have been comfortable giving him that amount in cap hit. There's not many actual benchmarks available, due to the vast difference in nature between the old and new CBA. To me, $8M in salary as well as cap hit seems to be closing in on the upper limit of what is reasonable.
Exactly. No team can have a guy making $10 million a year cap hit, that's the exact reason these back-diving contracts were invented in the first place, and now with a new CBA, that's not attainable any longer.

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