CAP loophole possible?

Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by Skroob*, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. Skroob*

    Skroob* Guest

    just in theory, to avoid cap issues, could a team trade the rights to a player, like Richards in TB, to another team, say the penguins, but then have the Pens "loan" that player back to TB? This way a team like pittsburgh would be on the hook for the cap, which they can handle for now, but the player still plays with the existing team, and in exchange, TB sends a pick to the pens for their troubles.

    minor league teams loan players all the time. can this be done within the NHL?

    (put aside for a minute that Richards is on a multi-yr deal, so there are no future issues at stake for the teams. sub in teams/players as you see fit to this theory)
  2. Irish Blues

    Irish Blues Still on hiatus

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    Without even digging into the CBA to find the proof, absolutely not.
  3. kdb209

    kdb209 Registered User

    Jan 26, 2005
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    Yup. And with digging into the CBA to find the proof, absolutely not.

    And of course this also ignores the minor issue that in order to play for TB, Richards would have to be on Tampa's Active Roster, and thus count against Tampa's Upper Limit, even if he were "on loan" from Pittsburgh.
    Last edited by moderator Irish Blues: Oct 19, 2006

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