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Isles acquire Tim Thomas to get to cap floor.

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Maybe the B's traded Thomas to the Isles cause he bailed on them this year and they know the Isles will try to keep him a la Nabokov if he doesn't play at least 1 game and then the Bruins can laugh as Thomas has to burn another year with the Isles. 7-1-1 with Rask....Thomas' services are not required in Boston any longer.

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ESPN surely knows their hockey! :lol:

Garth Snow should have read the fine print. He traded for Tm Thomas, the TD Bank Garden's quiet, but friendly janitor. Edited by HelmFan
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Well this one of those trades, where its hard to see the value for either side.

If Rask is getting hurt the Bruins are screwed

If Thomas never suits up for the Isles they are screwed

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Well this one of those trades, where its hard to see the value for either side.

If Rask is getting hurt the Bruins are screwed

If Thomas never suits up for the Isles they are screwed

How so? The Isles don't have to pay a dime if he doesn't play this year

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ESPN nose hockey. Pierre Lebrun should get away from there in the middle of the night...ASAP.

As for Thomas, it's from the penthouse to the outhouse. He definitely won't be leaving his bunker.

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The Isles are a very poorly run team. It's really embarrassing. Their ownership clearly has no desire to field a competent team. They must have some sweetheart deal worked out where they can spin a profit off of this failure with Brooklyn. Put as little money as possible, just to get to the cap floor, put no thought into the signings, sit back and cash the checks until you need to get to the floor again.

I would be furious if I were the Islanders fan.

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Here's a stupid question:

Thomas is taking a leave of absence this season. How in the world does he get paid?

He doesn't because the team suspends him for not playing, but his contract still counts against the cap. Perfect for the Isles because they don't have to pay him, but still get to the cap floor.

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Really factual account of this trade (?) on ESPEN site. Basically an accounting move for both teams. Due to his 35+ contract his salary counts whether he plays or not. Gets the Isles off the Floor and gives Bruins some Cap relief.

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How so? The Isles don't have to pay a dime if he doesn't play this year

Sorry if this sounds stupid....the Isles have done the trade in order to get to the capfloor = + 5 million right? So I guess they have to pay him otherwhise why should this contract count against the cap? Or is this just a new "punishment" rule?

Gotta feel sorry for the Islefans their ownership is an absolute trainwreck and couldn't care less about the roster. It is really sad to see all these young talents wasting their best years for Charles the nickle and dime king Wangfu.

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Sorry if this sounds stupid....the Isles have done the trade in order to get to the capfloor = + 5 million right? So I guess they have to pay him otherwhise why should this contract count against the cap? Or is this just a new "punishment" rule?

Gotta feel sorry for the Islefans their ownership is an absolute trainwreck and couldn't care less about the roster. It is really sad to see all these young talents wasting their best years for Charles the nickle and dime king Wangfu.

Apparently the cap hit counts because it's a 35+ contract, but unless he reports to the team they don't have to pay him actual money. The Bruins were stuck with Thomas's cap hit but weren't paying his salary because he was suspended by the team for not reporting to play.

So we're 10 games into the season and have our first shining example of CBA circumvention.

The Isles add 5 million to their cap hit in order to get the floor without paying out any actual money or making an effort to improve their team(this is assuming Thomas won't report to the Isles either, which is a pretty safe bet). Bruins in return shed $5 million in cap space they were stuck with because of Thomas's 35+ yr old contract. And there's a very good chance one of the conditions of the draft picks the Isles gave up is that Thomas has to play for them. So the Isles likely won't even have to give up a pick.

Essentially what happened is two GM's swapped $5 million in cap space.

Can't wait for the next lockout.

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