Would teams dump Luongo, Ovechkin?
December, 22, 2011
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesScott Gomez, Roberto Luongo and Alex Ovechkin make tempting amnesty targets.One of the interesting developments in the NBA's lockout resolution was the inclusion of the amnesty clause, a provision that allowed NBA franchises to waive a player and not have his salary count against the salary cap or luxury tax. It's a good deal for the players because they still get paid in full. Teams like it because it frees up cap space and provides a reset button for bad contracts.
Negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA are expected to begin shortly after the All-Star break, and the idea of a similar agreement in some form for the NHL is an option, although it's not at the forefront of discussions.