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07-30-2013, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by xifentoozlerix View Post
Pronger can only go on LTIR after the season starts, but before the season starts the cap needs to be in compliance. So the Flyers have to do something, if only for one day, but they have options that would preclude the need to make any significant moves. After that first day, Pronger --> LTIR ------> no cap problem.
That is wrong.

The Flyers have two options right now.

Option 1) LTIR Pronger before the season starts, the draw back from this is that the credit amount from LTIR will only be the total we are over the cap, so if we did it today and made no roster changes, we would only be allowed to be approx 2 million over. This means we could in theory sign Gagne to a deal that would bring us up to 4.9 million over the cap so that we would get full credit for Prongers cap hit.

Option 2) Be under the cap by the first day of the season (shuffle players around, trade somebody etc) and then put Pronger on LTIR, that way we get the full credit of his cap hit no matter what.

Option 2 gives you more freedom because you aint using the LTIR credit just yet, but option 1 does exist if we really need it.

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