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
Vader, just caught this post, was in scanning mode yesterday and missed it.
HW is right in that Luongo's cap-hit would be gone if he were suspended
(that wasn't the case with Thomas because he was 35+
when he signed that deal).
CBA section 50.10.(c) For Players that are suspended, either by a Club or by the League, the Player Salary and Bonuses that are not paid to such Players shall not count against a Club's Upper Limit.
(the NHL later clarified: except
for cases that invoke the Over 35+ Rule)
Not sure how you equate that with dodging the Recapture rule though.
I don't know, but I would think the Recapture would come into play at some point.
Which means some kind of cap-hit penalty at some point? Right away? Dunno.
Capgeek: if Lu retires or defects (wouldn't this count as a defection?) in '13 the cap penalty would be $825,556.
Every season 2013-14 through 2021-22.
Anyway, it doesn't matter because Lu is not going to allow himself to be suspended.
He wouldn't get paid and he'd be putting LESS pressure on the Canucks to trade him.
Besides, Canucks could elect to NOT suspend him and waive him instead and he ends up Blue Jacket property.