I was wondering if anyone (specifically IrishBlues) had info on the structure of Daniel Alfredsson's current contract. I know it was a multi year deal with 3 team option years at the end, where the team option years are 3.8M and the cap hit is like 4.3M. i know the suggested course of action would be for the team to agree to a contract extention with alfie and then decline the option years, so they can lower the cap hit but alfie gets payed the same amount. What i really want to know is if the option years affected his cap hit. If that was the case, what prevents teams from signing a guy to say a 6 year contract with salaries of $5M, $6M, 3M option, 1.5M option, 0.75M option, and then agreeing with the player to decline the option, essentially getting a $5.5M player for 3.3M cap hit?