I'm wondering if anyone has a handle on the NHL's guidelines regarding dumping salaries. I had thought that the NHL would not allow trades that are, objectively speaking, salary dumps, but I haven't heard a peep about the Sturm trade violating that, despite the fact that the Bruins essentially traded 3.5 million for nothing.
The news release said Boston would receive "future considerations," but general manager Peter Chiarelli met with reporters and said: "Really, it’s nothing."
"Keep in mind the value of cap space," Chiarelli said. "That’s what you have to keep in perspective. I’m not trying to justify trading for nothing. Of course we like to get return for our player."
Not that the NHL has been consistent in knocking off cap circumvention deals in the past, but I just wondered if anyone else knew anything about it?