Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/11/05 at 09:23 AM ET
The Toronto Maple Leafs, for example, rewarded Colaiacovo for playing his best game in their uniform by sending him back to their American Hockey League farm team the next day. They did it not to punish him, but to save a grand total of $9,544.44 (all figures U.S.) against the salary cap. What matters in the NHL is not where you stand under the cap at the start of the season, but where you are at the end of the season. Every day a player is on the active roster is a day's salary counted against the cap, which means teams that are close to the cap or run into injuries have to be extra frugal. Ditto for those such as the Leafs who will want to fix a problem -- their defence -- at the trade deadline. The $9,544.44, Leafs general manager John Ferguson said, "will be worth a lot more on that day, March 9, than it is today."
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