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08-04-2006, 06:57 PM
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Levitate
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
The math does not work out in such a fashion, unfortunately. The Devils will be, at a minimum, $3-5m over the cap. They have to be below the cap by the time the puck drops. Lou is going to have no choice but to trade several key cogs from prior year. He will not be dealing from a position of strength. Sure he will get the best deal possible, but it may amount to nothing more than what the Flyers got when they had to trade Roenick to get under the cap.
Rodent's made the point that apparently it's not even the day the puck drops (opening day) that the Devils have to be under the cap. They have to be under the day training camp is over (or something close to that)

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