Strangelove wrote: Vader wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:If Luongo refuses to report because he is demanding a trade he can be suspended. A suspended players cap does not count against the cap.
Don't think that's correct in the case of contracts that are greater than 7 years.
Otherwise Luongo would tell any team that acquires him he won't report for the final 2/3 years of his deal and voila no cap hit - which would obviously render this cap recapture rule meaningless.
Strangelove will go postal if he reads this
HW is right in that Luongo's cap-hit would be gone if he were suspended
If HW is right then
1. if you retire, recapture rule kicks in and cap penalty occurs, no salary is paid out in cash
2. if you fail to report, then the team suspends and no recapture rule and no cap hit, no salary is paid out in cash
Doesn't make sense. The player would agree with the team to fail to report during the low $$ years of the contract and be suspended with no cap consequences??
Failing to report = defecting from the contract = recapture penalty