Report: NHLPA proposal would allow teams to “trade cap space”


To many, the NHLPA’s CBA counter-proposal represents a breath of fresh air – even if the details were initially vague.

More details are emerging with time, yet John Shannon’s latest nugget ranks as one of the most intriguing bits.



Interesting, huh?

Shannon didn’t expand much more regarding exactly how this would work – especially within the framework of a luxury tax – but there was a time when NHL teams could exchange cash in deals.

This idea and a possible “luxury tax” would make for more complicated imaginary trades on message boards and Twitter, too.

(Is that a good thing?)


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