Hey, everybody! First of all, did anybody else go to Teal-On-White tonight? It was a good show. Tommy Wingels looked a little chippy. Maybe he's a little insecure after reading FTF (hehe)?
Anyway, my question is about the Cristobal Huet situation in Chicago/Fribourg. As we all know, the Hawks have had to let several of their core pieces go this off-season to make cap-space for the rest of the team. Certainly the most creative of their strategies has been "loaning" Cristobal Huet to a professional club in Switzerland for the season. Huet is entering the third year of a four-year $22.4 million contract, worth $5.625 million/year, making him one of the top-paid goalies in the league.
From what I know about the CBA (admittedly very little), certain players have 2-way contracts, which means they can be moved to the minor leagues without having to pass waivers. Other players (generally the higher-paid players) have to be placed on waivers before being sent down. Or I could be totally wrong. Is this move equivalent to sending him to the minors?
Could somebody explain to me what happened here? Or, to phrase it in a different way, why couldn't the Sharks have resigned Nabby to a 4-year $24 million contract and then "loaned" him to a European team to save cap space this year? That would probably be dumb. It just seems like Chicago is being let off the hook for spending over the cap, and it bugs me!!!