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01-02-2009, 08:54 AM
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benefit to these injuries...salary cap savings

the cap is calculated daily and all these injuries now will give Bob some flexibility come the trade deadline as well as giving the kids a look see

tanguay...5.25 million salary
big george...1.5 million
dandy...1.75 mill
koivu...4.5 mill
higgins...1.8 million

AND we are getting points, hell we are 8 points better then last year at this time, yes the Bruins are smoking hot but i think this club is a cup contender and i beleive Bob will look to add to this team for the spring run to the playoffs and the cup

i don't think we will see gaborik but the cap space provided by these injuries gives us some options

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01-02-2009, 08:57 AM
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Sigh.

*awaits for Irish Blues to explain it for the 90990th time*

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Sigh.

*awaits for Irish Blues to explain it for the 90990th time*
I was under the impression that sick days/injuries didn't take away from the salary cap.... could be wrong but.....

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Sort of an oh X moment eh?

Anyways, players count to the salary cap as long as they are on the active roster. So guys like saku and laraque and maybe higgins (im not sure if he was put on injured reserve) are on the roster just sitting there injured. So those guys count against the cap. It's the guys on injured reserve that don't count and before you ask why we dont just put the others on injured reserve, is because theres a time requirement for injury reserves in that there are minimum days i believe for them being inactive.

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Sort of an oh X moment eh?

Anyways, players count to the salary cap as long as they are on the active roster. So guys like saku and laraque and maybe higgins (im not sure if he was put on injured reserve) are on the roster just sitting there injured. So those guys count against the cap. It's the guys on injured reserve that don't count and before you ask why we dont just put the others on injured reserve, is because theres a time requirement for injury reserves in that there are minimum days i believe for them being inactive.

True but there is more to it. Even the guys on LTIR count towards the cap. You can only simply replace their salary while they remain on LTIR. The moment they come off; their full salary returns to the books. The Habs can trade for guys to replace Tanguay & Laraque but they then have to move the salary when these guys come back from injury. (look at Philly)

http://www.nhlscap.com/cap_faq.htm#who_counts

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Pretty much sums it up, MrNasty.

In short, LTIR was created to give those teams AT the cap some breathing room to replace their injured guys as the ''replacement'' doesn't count on the cap. The Habs aren't right at the cap, so it really doesn't apply to them.

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The benefit to the injuries isn't cap room, it's playing time for prospects. Hopefully they can play well enough to keep us in a playoff spot and the vets return rested and healthy before the playoffs.

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The benefit to the injuries isn't cap room, it's playing time for prospects. Hopefully they can play well enough to keep us in a playoff spot and the vets return rested and healthy before the playoffs.
BTW, if those prospects are called up from the minors it would actually reduce the Habs available cap room to pickup someone at the deadline, since the LTIR exception doesn't kick in until the team is over the cap.

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