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02-07-2013, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Arrch View Post
Islanders only give up a 2nd if he reports.

Basically what will happen is he won't report this year. That gives them $5M Towards the salary cap without having to pay any real money. They'll toll his contract, and he either reports next year and they get a pretty good goalie for a 2nd rounder, or he doesn't and they just lowered their cap floor by $5M for nothing. Smart move, but I would be pissed as an Islander fan for the owner running the franchise like that.
Yup, that's exactly why I think the Islanders made this trade. Cheap b*******.

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