I appreciate the response, I do, but I have a different interpretation of the article in question.Hockey Widow wrote:Hey Doc, Article 50-50.5 in the CBA deals with this and gives examples. Example one shows what the buy out would be plus the savings the club recievd in the difference between salary and average cap. Interestingly, if the cap was higher than the salary, say the salary increases years 3-5 of the contract, then it shows the new cap after the buy out is likewise reduce to reflect that.
So the short answer is yes...
I believe you're referring to an example that talks about "retirement" (rather than "buyout").
Or perhaps you're referring to the example that talks about the original team buying out the contract?
(maybe you could quote the exact wording of the example here?)
I just did some more googling and found a great debate about this subject:
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/en/v3/ext/CBA201 ... 13_CBA.pdf
They are discussing possibilities regard Ehrhoff being traded and traded-to team buying Ehrhoff out.
You'll see that Sabretooth takes the same view as I... and that eventually he wins the debate.
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showt ... ?t=1592631
I don't believe this scenario could possibly play out more perfectly than Luongo in Florida + bought-out in 2018.
(as far as making perfect sense for the other team - Panthers)
I feel such a buyout would erase any potential Cap Recapture penalty for the Canucks.