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03-15-2013, 02:30 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by WeekendAtBernies View Post
You're incorrect. A team must play their first game prior to LTIR becoming available. In order to play that first game, a team must be cap compliant. If the Bruins were to have even 64.300001M on their salary cap at the start of the first game, they're non-compliant, regardless of whether or not Savard goes to LTIR.
Are you sure?

That's interesting. I always assumed that LTIR was available after the conclusion of training camp, or whenever it is that the 10 percent cushion expires.

Wouldn't the Flyers then have the same issue with Pronger? In other words, we can only have ~$59 million tied up in other players for opening night?

Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
LTIR becomes available during the first official day of the NHL season, which is not the same as the first game of the year. Krishna is right, teams can spend and get under by putting players on LTIR to start the year. It's not good for your salary cap position during the year though because you can't bank cap for the deadline.
Yeah, that's what I thought.

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