In response to the bold - I'm pretty certain this will be pushed by the Don Fehr led NHLPA after the 2011/2012 season.
It's very annoying. There's a salary cap for a reason. If you send a player to the minors/overseas...you should be responsible for 50% of his salary against that years cap. Only way I can think of to solve it.
Above poster is correct about same agents/players being 'turned off' by how players are treated this way....but that seems like too small of a penalty to me.
Wish we could have a soft cap with a 'luxury tax' in the NHL....oh well.
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