Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-06-2013, 01:55 AM
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No you don't understand. The reason Horcoff would have value is this year he'd save 1.5 million against the cap floor and next year 2.5 million. That means a team could spend under the cap floor in real dollars while still meeting the limit. Horcoff is still going to garner a couple million on the open market and the fact that he could save a team like Florida real dollars he may have value. It's happened before where a team had to find a contract to reach the floor (islanders iirc) and one in which you could do that while spending less actual dollars and getting a real player could have value.
Good theory. But there will be no teams struggling to make the cap floor this year.
The Islanders are only $8M below the cap with no goalies signed and only five defenceman signed. Half of that is gone if they unbury (?) DiPietro.
The Jets are $7M below with 12 players signed.
There won't be any moves to meet the cap floor as no teams will be in that position.
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