Every GM/owner knows about this loophole and dont mind it (Big markets want cap to increase so the floor teams need help via any means to keep up)
The Devils trying to sign Kovy into his mid 40's and at such obvious circumvention (I believe his salary in final years was less then 1M) had to be called out by league and it was right thing to do
And I agree.
But same goes here. They're signing a player that will not play a second and won't get paid as a result, but it will count to their cap (due to the fact that he's over 35) and push the Isles over the cap floor.
This is even more blatant circumvention. They're essentially dropping the cap floor by $5 million by doing this.
Last edited by No Fun Shogun: 02-07-2013 at 09:37 PM.
Utterly blatant cap circumvention going on between Boston and the Isles with Thomas.
If the NHL went after the Devils for their contract, then they've got to do something here. Essentially the Isles are just adding cap space for a player who has no intention to play and, as a result, the team has no intention of actually paying.
Disagree, they could flip him before July 1st for his rights, if he states he's interested in playing next season.
Well, the Blues are going to lose in regulation, but that means the Wings win tonight. Can't be too upset with that, though. I don't think anyone is scared of that Detroit team. Blues will drop to 6-4-0, while looking very shaky over the past week+.
Preds also going to win in regulation bumping them to 5-2-3.
I must say I'm amazed at the Hawks' run so far. Hawks are in Smashville Sunday evening. I expect an excellent game as usual with you all. Hopefully we can get atleast a point off ya, or maybe be the first to knock you down.
Here is a GIF, but a video when it comes out will be much better. It wouldn't have mattered if it went in anyway as the Pens were offsides, but still hilarious. Couldn't tell if it was Fleury or Malkin that shot the puck from the Pens crease.