Canucks Won't Be Helped by NHL's New 'Luongo Rule'

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Canucks Won't Be Helped by NHL's New 'Luongo Rule'
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Officially, it’s called the “cap-recapture system,” but it has already been dubbed “The Luongo Rule.” It’s one of the new wrinkles of the collective bargaining agreement hammered out between the NHL and its players and serves to punish not only teams that have signed players to lengthy back-diving or front-loaded deals, but also those teams who acquire a player with such a contract via trade.

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