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01-31-2013, 10:24 AM
Join Date: May 2003
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Ovechkin is the last player to ever to be traded. It would never happen.
His value? Considering his drop in production and mammoth contract I don't think there would be a whole lot of interest. Maybe Florida would have interest.
I wouldn't be so sure. That kind of money is ridiculous to invest in one player when you're in a cap world. The cap may drop next year, which means they've got an even larger portion of their salary structure betting the farm on one player's ability to produce. I don't know if the Capitals freely gave him that amount or if he indirectly put himself before the team through hardball negotiating, but it's a pretty good lesson to learn. Is there any possible way for teams to buyout and then re-sign that player at a more decent cap hit, or do these compliance buyouts have resistrictions?
I agree, though, a team that has trouble getting to the cap floor is probably the best option.
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