I love how you make it sound so easy to pawn off a 7.5 million dollar contract. No one is going to take it. You can't bury money anymore with nothing to show for it even if you need to get to the floor. Life changes, Pav for personal or professional reasons is going home 1 year short of fulfilling his contract. Being the class act that he is he already admitted he should've signed 1 year deals instead of a 3 year contract. His 7.5 million was already allocated for next year so it has no bearing on what we could/would be able to afford but i'm not naive not to admit that extra 7.5 would basically give us unlimited Stamkos money. Fire Holland? Cmon man. Attempt to be semi rational.
Many, many people have already posited how the contract could be traded. I don't know why you think it's so impossible and unlikely. Even some of the bloggers and hockey writers have posited the same scenarios. The one that pops up the most is Phoenix with the Pronger contract. It'd be a better deal for them because they would end up with a cap hit without paying out actual money.