Would the league reject a three way trade where the middle team is involved basically to eat cap hit. e.g.
Luongo to Isles for 1st
Luongo and a bag of pucks plus eating half the salary for two 1sts.
In this scenario, the Isles have "bought" a pick. Note I am not talking about the value of Luongo but rather CBA mechanisms. I remember the Devils dumping salary years ago after the last CBA and feel like I am looking at a gaping hole in the CBA for teams that can pay the salary to out spend small market teams in the sense of picking up picks.