SpezDispenser wrote:This is BS that they just loan a 5.6 million dollar goalie to the Swiss League and everything goes away.
It is all within the rules.
Yeah? Well so was Kovalchuk's contract. Maybe Lou pissed off someone.
Actually, there's no precident for players ending their career with a string of 6 consecutive years making the league minimum. On the other hand, we've seen players go into their twilight earning 1-2 million for the final few years; thus the Hossa, etc contracts actually make sense. Kovalchuk's contract, however, was the most direct and blatant attempt at cap circumvention that I can imagine. The very second I saw the year-to-year numbers, I knew it would be voided. It was just nonsense, and it quite clearly undermined the spirit of the CBA.
Is there any precedent in a $5.6M contract player being loaned
to another league?
And I wasn't even talking about precedent, but only about being "within rules". Is it within the rules? It is within the written
rules, yes. It only tries to circumvent the spirit
of the CBA.
Loaning a player to another league is within the written
rule of the CBA. Did the Hawks make this move to circumvent the cap? Undoubtedly.
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