With the Flyers having a full reserve list and being up against the Upper Limit, the question surrounding Sean Couturier's entry-level slide looms large. | Nick Laham/Getty Images
By: Tyler J. Altemose (@HockeyGuyTy)
Damn the written word.
In yet another battle of what appears to be plain language versus interpretation, it appears as if I and a few others have misinterpreted the CBA.
A week or so ago there was a debate on whether a team suffers a cap hit on a player who is suspended. Plain language within the CBA seemed to show that a team does not absorb the cap hit. However, an investigation into the matter apparently proved otherwise. For more about that, check out this article from Broad Street Hockey.
The issue at hand concerns Sean Couturier and his entry level “slide” risk. For those of you who do not know, an entry-level slide basically means that if a player plays less than a certain amount of NHL games in the first season of their entry-level contract, that first year ...