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PIRATES OF THE EXPANSION DRAFT – Expect Vegas To Use Cap Space As Asset Which Dictates The Isles Future
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PIRATES OF THE EXPANSION DRAFT – Expect Vegas To Use Cap Space As Asset Which Dictates The Isles Future

Say you are George McPhee. You would want a bevy of picks and low-cost players to mesh together for a long-run. Sure, the NHL installed a rule to say they need to be some-what competitive. But if you are GM (and IF the owner is on-board) you sit back and do the best foot forward for the long-haul … and that means collecting 1st round picks. So here come the NY Islanders who would love to remove Grabovski from their cap, per Newsday’s Arthur Staple. Despite all the fans barking about LTIR (Long Term Injury Reserve), it has never been so simple. The issue is Grabovski WANTS TO PLAY. You CANNOT place a player that feels he can play on LTIR. It would then become a longer drawn-out issue of the NHLPA/NHL, requiring testing done with independent doctors to determine this. So since...