[A] Marian Hossa: Potential Buyout Candidate?

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The way it read in the article is that the blackhawks would get a penalty for trading Hossa if his collective cap hit at the time of the trade was less than the savings they got for the long contract. Meaning if they traded him this summer. His collective cap hit while on the team was 21,100,000. But his salary was 31,600,000 was. So they saved 10.5 Mil in cap space over the last 4 years. If you trade him to somewhere else, and they take the full burden of his cap space on for the rest of his contract. Then you are essentially allowing the hawks to circumvent the cap by 2.625 Mil a year, giving them a higher cap and an uneven playing field. The team he's traded to will pay him 31,700,000 in salary but lose 42,200,000 in Cap space if you force it all on the team that is receiving the player. You may thing, well who cares, the team is stupid for taking on the player and the cap space, but if you are trading 10 mil in dead cap space from one team to a team trying to get to the cap floor, then you are letting the one team have a 10 mil higher cap (over 4 years) and letting the other team get way with a 10 mil lower cap (over 8 years) and that creates a 20 mil inequality. On top of that the revenue sharing in the league is already so fucked up that it will keep the poor teams even worse because they'll be taking on dead cap space paying a lower salary, and icing a shit team.



Hossa is just the example I use here because his contract is easy.
 

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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="MassHavoc" data-cid="191442" data-time="1365450495">

The way it read in the article is that the blackhawks would get a penalty for trading Hossa if his collective cap hit at the time of the trade was less than the savings they got for the long contract. Meaning if they traded him this summer. His collective cap hit while on the team was 21,100,000. But his salary was 31,600,000 was. So they saved 10.5 Mil in cap space over the last 4 years. If you trade him to somewhere else, and they take the full burden of his cap space on for the rest of his contract. Then you are essentially allowing the hawks to circumvent the cap by 2.625 Mil a year, giving them a higher cap and an uneven playing field. The team he's traded to will pay him 31,700,000 in salary but lose 42,200,000 in Cap space if you force it all on the team that is receiving the player. You may thing, well who cares, the team is stupid for taking on the player and the cap space, but if you are trading 10 mil in dead cap space from one team to a team trying to get to the cap floor, then you are letting the one team have a 10 mil higher cap (over 4 years) and letting the other team get way with a 10 mil lower cap (over 8 years) and that creates a 20 mil inequality. On top of that the revenue sharing in the league is already so fucked up that it will keep the poor teams even worse because they'll be taking on dead cap space paying a lower salary, and icing a shit team.

Hossa is just the example I use here because his contract is easy.</p></blockquote>The scenario you illustrated above holds true even if he isn't traded and retires as a Blackhawk 3 years before his contract expires. The Hossa contract would accumulated 12.825 in circumvented cap dollars. The 12.825 would be spread across evenly over 3 years adding up to a 4.275 cap hit for 3 years while not playing.

Let's say Hossa retires
 

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