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In Topic: Martin Havlat Twitter/ Sun-Times Article

03 July 2009 - 01:21 AM

QUOTE (Wombat @ July 3, 2009 - 02:00AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just can't see how Campbell's contract can be tradeable for any team to receive unless they get other big paybacks with it (like Campbell salary dump + 2nd round pick for a 5th rounder for example). But I think there is a really easy solution to this for the Hawks, if I understand the CBA correctly. I think players signed under the age of 35 do not count against the cap if they are sent down to the minors. So when push comes to shove, Chicago can "hide" Campbell down in the AHL and free up over $7 mil a year.

With the hockey renaissance there, and 20,000 fans filling the stadium 41 times a season + playoffs, they probably have enough money to pay Campbell to play in the AHL while keeping all their big guns.

Campbell would have to clear waivers to go down to the AHL and I don't think Campbell would be too happy playing in the minors.