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03-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
I don't think any of that is possible. I'm pretty sure that at the time of the trade, the original team agrees to keep a portion of all remaining years on the contract, up to a maximum of 50%.

Gabby's salary and cap hit next year is 7.5 mil. We can retain up to 3.75 mil in salary and cap if we trade him. If we retain 3 mil and get a player making 3 mil, that will be a 1.5 mil savings, which would give us a little breathing room next year. And the following year, Gabby's 3 mil would be off the books.
Got it, thanks.

Gaborik at an AAV of 5m should be attractive to many teams. I have faith in Sather and Gorton to accept nothing less than a quality package in return. Think about what we could have gotten for Gomez if we retained a few mil, we probably could have gotten Gainey to give up Max Pac as a throw in

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