If the speculation is true, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke may be able to save face by eliminating one unwanted player from his salary cap this offseason.
The NHL and the NHLPA will begin hammering out a new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) following the conclusion of the playoffs, and speculation suggests that it may include an amnesty clause that would allow each team to remove one contract from their salary cap if they so choose.
The idea will remain just that until the terms of a new CBA are finalized, but even the rumors of an amnesty clause have NHL fans abuzz with dreams of contract relief and the possibilities that come with it.
The Leafs, in particular, have more than a few players on their current roster that are overpaid. So this news will come as music to the ears of many in Leafs Nation.
This list takes a quick looks at Toronto's top five candidates for amnesty.