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04-06-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by I in the Eye View Post
What is the rule? A team cannot trade for a player to buyout? A player traded for the purposes of buyout cannot re-sign as a UFA with the team he was traded from?

I don't consider it cap circumventing, when the result is the Canucks would buy out a 30m contract... and TB would acquire a contract where they pay a penalty if the player retires early... I'd call that Bettman won... But what is the specific rule against it?
Think of it from Tampa's point of view. It would absolutely be cap circumvention if they paid another team a first round pick to buyout a player then re-sign him on a min deal. I havent dived into the CBA to find the exact rule, but I would be absolutely stunned if there wasn't a rule that prevented this.

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