The League says they won't investigate this, but if I'm the New Jersey Devils I'm asking "Why not!?"
Alfredsson admits he and the Senators planned to circumvent the salary cap and that he planned to retire before this past season (where he made only $1M) so that the team could lower his cap hit in the earlier seasons of the deal.
"When I did my last contract for four years ending in the (2012-13) season, I was asked to help the team manage the salary cap by adding on a extra year to my contract," he said in an opening statement. "I agreed. Each side fully expected I would retire and not play the 2012-13 season."
So the league punishes New Jersey because they believed Kovy wouldn't finish his deal, Alfredsson admits he was negotiating along the same lines and they just say
"I would say that if negotiations went down precisely as Daniel described (them), that would be a concern," Daly stated in an email to The Citizen. "We haven't independently verified that, and at this point we don't intend to."
LOL to this league.
As a side note, I don't blame Alfy one bit for leaving. Playing last year on a $1M salary is a big bonus to the Sens, and they wait until the last minute to offer him $4.5M? Yeah, see ya later.