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01-27-2013, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Vancouver
Considering that the league did zero to address the implications of leaving a player on LTIR for the duration of their career, I don't consider any contract unmanageable. They had two perfect examples in Pronger and Savard to address the cap circumvention ability of leaving these players active rather than having them retire. This is particularly the case in a 35+ signed contract like Pronger, whose full cap hit would count regardless of retirement. Both these two have 5 years left on their contracts.
I guess we shouldn't be shocked that these two play for two clubs with owners in the old boys network. Nor should we be shocked that somehow traded back diving contracts prior to the lock out arent going to be punished (Carter, Richards).
Claiming Luongo's contract hurts his value, to me, is short sighted and not rooted in reality. Smart GMs will find a way around it.
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