Zedlee wrote:vic wrote:Looks like the Leafs tried to buy the 3rd overall draft pick for $30 Million, NHL stepped in and said "I don't think so"Buyout trade between Lightning, Maple Leafs for Vincent Lecavalier reportedly nixed
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/06/26/tr ... edly-nixed
Creative move. Seems the sticking point was that TB wanted to then re-sign Lecavalier, who would be a UFA. The league said no, but really, is that fair? I understand you can't buy out a player and then re-sign him, but if it were the Leafs who did the buy out, what's the problem?
And Nonis who has been just as vocal about cap circumvention was all over this? What a dick.