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06-18-2013, 02:37 PM
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Jacob582
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
Sadly, this one of the stupidest presumptions on HF: That teams are going to start dumping elite prospects in order to become cap compliant. Several times per season/offseason there are reports that a team needs to start cutting salary, and the vultures (other fanbases) start circling and demanding that the troubled team start pawning off their best prospects in addition to bad contracts. Invariably, the teams iron out the issues without giving up their top guys.

Minnesota can do numerous things to become cap compliant without trading Dumba. And they will.
Sure the teams have ironed out their issues in past without giving up their top guys. But for the first time in 8 years the salary cap is going down next season. We are in new territory.

As I agreed above, it probably wouldn't be Dumba in this case, but it could be some other asset. Never said that a team would give up an "elite" prospect just to become cap compliant (but to improve their team now and stay under the salary cap).

-A team may give up an elite prospect for an established player that will fit under the cap and help them win now (Erat trade).
-They may give up good prospects for a player and money to win now (Pominville trade).
-They may give up additional assets in a trade for $3M (Kotalik).

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