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01-27-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nhlfan9191 View Post
They are good for teams tight against the cap, like Vancouver always is. His contract was structured to fit into Vancouvers long term plans specifically. The new CBA found away to not only punish the team who signed the player, but also the team who has traded for him.
The "punishment" isn't much if it all. A possible 2M cap hit 8 years from now is something GMs of teams take everyday.

If the penalty was severe enough then contracts like his would still be allowed.

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