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05-17-2013, 11:49 AM
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There are lots of teams that would want Grabo, but only at a lower cap-hit.
Its the money not the cap the biggest problem .
While having a high cap at $5.5 mil his actual salary that needs to be paid is actually $6 mil for the next 2 seasons.
So a team playing nearing the cap floor wouldn't have an issue with the Cap figure, but they have to pay him $6 mil is where the biggest problem lies for teams playing on a budget. Case in point the NYI playing at the cap floor are paying their star center Tavares less money and he has the same cap hit as Grabovski at $5.5 mil. Tough sell in trade to convince a cap floor team to take Grabovski at that price.
Conversely good teams playing near the Cap ceiling and able to afford the $$ can't find room for a player that produces at Grabovski's level and accept that cap hit.
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