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#1 H-B-C-Y-G

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

If they wanted cap space they could have had Connolly for less...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415479

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

Unbelieveable..! Is he even coming back to play again..?

Strange how no one else but TSN is reporting this yet..? Even Dregger & Mac have no tweets out yet..

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#3 H-B-C-Y-G

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

He's not coming back. It's the Islanders basically just paying for cap hit.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Now it's on nhl.com as well

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

WIll he be seeking work in the Obama administration?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

This is the weird part (quoted from the TSN article):

The move puts the Islanders above the cap floor and the team can choose to toll the contract so they can keep using the cap hit in perpetuity if Thomas doesn't come back, or just let his contract expire at the end of the season.

So they can just keep using his salary as a cap hit if he doesn't come back. NHL economics... a strange world.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

This is the weird part (quoted from the TSN article):

The move puts the Islanders above the cap floor and the team can choose to toll the contract so they can keep using the cap hit in perpetuity if Thomas doesn't come back, or just let his contract expire at the end of the season.

So they can just keep using his salary as a cap hit if he doesn't come back. NHL economics... a strange world.


I found this strange as well. So have they effectively lowered their floor by 5 million...forever? At what point does it become preposterous to propose that he might "technically" be able to come back?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:58 AM

Just simply the weirdest thing I have heard all day!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:03 AM

The even stranger bit is Vishnovsky is finally coming back...so they would be above the floor anyway...just some more insurance I guess...

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:12 AM


I found this strange as well. So have they effectively lowered their floor by 5 million...forever? At what point does it become preposterous to propose that he might "technically" be able to come back?


I don't think they can toll the contract if Thomas officially retires.

Otherwise teams that need to reach the cap floor would be doing it a lot more often.

But to be fair I'm not sure. This is a really weird situation.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

He's not coming back. It's the Islanders basically just paying for cap hit.


Except the Isles aren't paying.

They don't have to pay Thomas unless Thomas reports

They don't give a pick to Boston unless Thomas reports.

So if Thomas sits at home, like he seems to be inclined to do, the Isles just acquired 5 million of cap hit without having to trade any assets or even pay a salary.
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#12 H-B-C-Y-G

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:52 AM


Except the Isles aren't paying.

They don't have to pay Thomas unless Thomas reports

They don't give a pick to Boston unless Thomas reports.

So if Thomas sits at home, like he seems to be inclined to do, the Isles just acquired 5 million of cap hit without having to trade any assets or even pay a salary.

If Thomas doesn't report, the can hold onto his rights.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

That is strange indeed. He wanted to sit out the season?? He must be getting flack from US hockey fans. He should come play for a Canadian team!!!

Grabovski for Thomas straight up!!!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

That is strange indeed. He wanted to sit out the season?? He must be getting flack from US hockey fans. He should come play for a Canadian team!!!

Grabovski for Thomas straight up!!!

Are you serious??? I don't care how useless Grabovski is. Thomas is not worth it. Too much baggage, too flaky and frankly, do the Leafs  really need the dressing room distractions? Havent we had enough of off-ice circuses?  






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