The real cap is not $39 meg

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  1. egger66

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    It's looking more and more like it will be about $36-37 million. Several big market GM's have already said that they will not start the season with the cap max. Why? So they sign new players during the season to fill spots created by injury and by poor play or to improve for the playoffs. The salary ranges among NHL teams, at least at the season start, is going to be very small.
     
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    well it's to be expected..teams will go to 36-37 M $ so they can add 1-2 players they need at the deadline by trading picks and prospects for established players in their final year of their contract.
     
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    That doesn't mean that the real cap isn't $39M. You can spend no more than $39M throughout the course of the season on player salaries; it's a black and white number. That teams are leaving themselves wiggle room in case of injuries doesn't mean that $39M isn't the "real" cap.

    Some teams were never going to spend near $39M anyway. A number of teams plan on only spending around $30M. That doesn't change anything.
     
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    To prevent teams loading up for bear going into the playoffs.

    If a team leaves itself roughly 1.3 mil in cap space by the trade deadline they can get a 5.2 milion dollar player and stay under both the 39 mil regular season cap and the 43 mil off season cap.
     
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    i think if the guy you're trading for will be a UFA, he won't count against the off-season cap
     
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