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01-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Slick Rick 61
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What was the deal if he goes on LTIR? Was it NYR could not buy him out or will he still count against the cap?
To me it is not about his play as much as his play 2-6 years from now and the amount of dead weight on the cap. The NHL could keep growing it can also hit an upper limit and the cap can get stuck at around 70-75 mil for several years, then he will be almost 10% of the cap! It seems like many fans of many teams are getting fed up with the overall price increases to be a fan. The price of tickets has got to keep many potential fans away also. So building a team concept(business plan) on a maybe, is well, just plain stupid.
Injured players cannot be bought out. Don't quote me on this one, but if they do miss the end of the season, they have to be deemed medically fit to play in order for a buyout to occur. LTIR is a in-season temporary cap relief measure, but that 6.67MM cap charge (in the event of him being injured), sucks up a large portion of the 10% overage on the cap. Even if he does get hurt, he greatly hinders your summer flexibility, especially considering how many deals this team has to get done in the not-too-distant future. That's another risk.
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