FAN wrote:Hockey Widow wrote: But I am hearing he is exploring a multi year deal with Phoenix with a shot gun clause that allows him to ask for a trade should the team move.
Thanks HW. I always wonder about those "opt-out" clauses like the shot gun clause you mentioned. To the best of my knowledge, the CBA doesn't disallow these type of clauses per se, but I doubt those type of clauses are enforceable under the CBA. For example, a player generally can ask a team to trade him. It might be in the contract that a team, under the terms of their agreement, must accomodate such request, but what if a team fails to trade the player? A player can't get out of his contract because the CBA won't allow it. So how useful is the clause? Does it prevent say a team from suspending the player for not showing up? Would the CBA allow that?
There's no way it would allow the player out of their deal. In Luongo's contract if the team refuses (or fails) to trade him during his window in year five, the period in which he is compelled to waive his NTC for a list of teams in year seven is nullified.