There are few things (actually more than a few but...) I don't understand about the cap. How do minor league (AHL) contracts work? If you have a prospect who starts the season with a minor league affiliate and bring him up to the big club, how does that work? And the reverse I don't understand either, suppose you have a guy like Zach Parise, and lets say for arguement he earns a contract of 900K this season. What if after 20 games he sent down to Albany? How does the money work against the cap? Another thing, is suppose a signed player who makes 2M gets hurt and only plays 40 games, is his cap hit only 1M, if he is on IR for 40 games? ************************* You know, I really HATE this. I've been a sports fan all my life, and I have always made a point of trying not to pay attention to contracts and money. I persoanlly feel a fan shouldn't even hear of these things...I know that is naive, but I always long for a time that has past. A bunch of 10 year old kids live in my neighborhood and even though I'm in my 30's I go out and play street hockey with the little kids in the neighborhood. It just seems sad to hear a 10 yearold talking about; "Cap room", collective bargin agreements, "Do you think we have enough money to sign Niedermayer", "Will the Devils buy anyone out?" A 10 yearold shouldn't even know these words in my opinion, they should be imatating the Arnott goal against Dallas in the Finals.....Oh well.