2 Questions about waivers and salary cap

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  1. Mesrine1975

    Mesrine1975 Registered User

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    I've been looking everywhere on the boards here and on google and didnt find it....

    1) Are the waivers rules on for all the regular season? or it stops after the trade deadline?

    2) Do the teams have to be under the salary cap in the playoffs?
     
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    The CBA does not specifically define "Playing Season" from what I can find, the closest I saw in a cursory look was 13.23 which covers players who start in Europe and sign a contract durig the season - they have to clear waivers before playing in the NHL, including the playoffs.

    2. According to 50.5, the salary cap applies at all times; however, there's the ongoing question of how exactly it applies in the playoffs ... so I've asked a team executive how this is supposed to be interpreted. I should hopefully have a definitive answer early next week.
     
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    Paul Gaustad's cap hit is 713K and he's out for the season.

    How much flexibility does this give the Sabres at the deadline if he were to be replaced via trade?
     
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    $712,500 x 40/187 = $156,217. Tacked on to Connolly's exemption, the Sabres have about $685,000 from my calculations - meaning they could go get guys whose annual cap hits add up to about $3.2 million.
     
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    Thanks.

    This is from WGR (Buffalo Radio) host Brad Riter on a Sabres messageboard:

     

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