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02-25-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mac View Post
The Thomas trade shows there is value in dead cap space.

Phoenix buys him out instead of letting him retire because for 2 mil they can kill 12 mil + in cap
Thomas got conditional 2nd round pick on condition that he plays. He will not, so value of dead cap space is 0. If Islanders would need to PAY Thomas - no way they do that trade. And this is temporary 1 year solution for them. I hardly see teams taking on long contracts to pay real dollars just to get to cap floor.

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