Posted: 6/22/2012 5:48:51 PM
In a nutshell, if I understand this correctly:
- Thomas flaked out and won't be playing this year. That means that his salary counts against the cap, but he won't get paid.
- Teams like Phoenix and Nashville would find this attractive because it means that they can reach the cap floor (the minimum salary that all teams have to pay their players) without actually paying the guy.
- Bettman would look the other way on this clear cap circumvention because he refuses to admit that these teams are in trouble and should be moved to Canada.