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FifeHockeyNut

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In Topic: Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Yesterday, 05:31 PM

A guy from the Korean National team..wow. Didn't even know they had a hockey program!

Jim Paek, Blashill's former assistant in GR is the senior programme's head coach:

In Topic: Pronger (contract) and Grossman to for Sam Gagner and conditional pick

Yesterday, 04:50 PM

 
They spend $525,000 a year (Pronger's current salary) but get to count the AAV of his full contract, which is $4.9 million, towards their cap.
 
So it saves them money and helps them get to the cap floor.

Thanks, is this a deal that exists because he's employed by the league?

In Topic: Pronger (contract) and Grossman to for Sam Gagner and conditional pick

Yesterday, 12:38 PM

Players on LTIR still count against the cap but allow their team to go over the cap by as much money as their cap hit, I believe.

So where's the benefit for Phoenix? They need to reach salary floor.

In Topic: Pronger (contract) and Grossman to for Sam Gagner and conditional pick

Yesterday, 08:32 AM

To be honest I don't really have a problem with the Clarkson trade, as much as I do this Pronger deal. Clarkson may actually turn out to be a useful player for Columbus. If they truly couldn't afford to pay for in and another actually turn out to be a useful player for Columbus. If they truly couldn't afford to pay for in and another quality player than this really is the best move that could've happened for them and for their fans too.

However, the reason the Floor was put in place was partially from cheating their fans. The coyotes trading for Pronger who is never going to play again just to reach the floor does just that.

Am I right in thinking that the only way that Pronger's contract helps Phoenix reach the floor is if he 1) plays or 2) retires?
If they pay him while on LTIR all they do is waste money as he won't impact the cap and will be paid.

In Topic: Pronger (contract) and Grossman to for Sam Gagner and conditional pick

27 June 2015 - 04:51 PM

Surely this is with a view to retirement? Arizona need to reach the cap floor and if Pronger retires the salary counts on cap but they will not need to pay him. Blatant cap violation, however, in light of recent incidents in Glendale a way for the league to continue to prop up the ailing Coyotes franchise.