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09-17-2013, 12:42 AM
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he doesn't need to retire. what needs to happen is after this year they need to trade him to a team that can use his caphit to hit the floor.
Pronger's salary drops 3m after this season. he has 3 years left and only gets 5m over those 3 years. 4m next year, and 500k the two after that. there will definitely be teams that will like the idea of only having to pay a player 1m in 2015 and 2016 with a caphit close to 5m.
trading Pronger is the best thing to do at this point. but it likely wouldn't happen until next summer at the earliest.
That sounds an awful lot like cap circumvention, especially if Pronger retires right after being traded. It sets a bad precedent if teams like Florida are allowed to simply acquire retiring players to meet the salary floor.
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