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09-20-2013, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe View Post
If the cap goes up to $70 million and the Flyers put all of Pronger's cap hit on LTIR in 14-15, they will have around $17 million to sign BSchenn, two defensmen and a goalie. That means they probably won't be looking to sign any expensive netminders, but the Bryzgalov debacle probably put them off doing that again anyway.
But you see, this continually putting Pronger on LTIR has its problems. It's possible that Schenn, Couturier and Laughton's bonuses are achieved and thus your cap next year will be lower than other teams.

Then, if you do the same next year with Pronger, you have the same problem for the following year.

The idea that LTIR is free money and thus is a good strategy to use is totally misguided.

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