So I saw this SI 'truth & rumor' bit that basically said that some GM's want to insert an amnesty clause into the next CBA.
Montreal is but one city where the "cap number" has become almost more important than real dollars. In this, their lost season, there could be good news on the horizon for the Canadiens. While it's a long way from being reality because there's a negotiation for a CBA ahead, sources say several GMs have asked the NHL to consider a one-time amnesty clause in the next agreement to buy out one contract that wouldn't have a cap hit. The clause would allow the Habs to rid themselves of Scott Gomez and his cap hit of $7.3 million for the next two seasons without having to absorb the hit. Habs GM Pierre Gauthier has hopelessly tried to deal Gomez, who finally ended a goal-scoring slump that dated back more than a year.
And I was wondering if this Amnesty clause goes through who would the wings use it on, if they use it at all? The way I see it, it's a messy situation to try to amnesty someone and then try to renegotiate the contract, so for my money Franzen not going to get amnestied. so the only contract that I really have a problem with is Big Rig...
What do you guys think??