Is it possible for a team to sign a player in the offseason in order for that player to retire as a member of that team? I think the anwer is the team will still get a cap hit for the player, or is that only if it's a multiyear deal? Example: Let's say Belfour wants to hang 'em up and retire as a Star. Can they sign him to a one year league minimum deal and have him retire the next day without any negative impact? I know this is not so common in hockey, but it's very common in football.