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What are recapture fees?

Apr 13 at 2:18
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I see them on teams like Vancouver and Florida but I have no idea what it means
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Apr 13 at 7:06
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GM GameV4 Arizona GM
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Quoting: Gmonwy
I see them on teams like Vancouver and Florida but I have no idea what it means


Players who signed contracts that are illegal now, and then retire, such as Luongo, Suter, Parise, Weber, Hossa, and more, teams now would have a penalty if they retire before the end of the contract
Apr 13 at 7:06
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GM GameV4 Arizona GM
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Players who signed contracts that are illegal now, and then retire, such as Luongo, Suter, Parise, Weber, Hossa, and more, teams now would have a penalty if they retire before the end of the contract


My explanation might not be the best but it’s a start
Apr 13 at 7:07
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Quoting: A_Habs_fan
Players who signed contracts that are illegal now, and then retire, such as Luongo, Suter, Parise, Weber, Hossa, and more, teams now would have a penalty if they retire before the end of the contract


Like the 13 year contract or whatever that Crosby has?
Apr 13 at 7:26
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Quoting: Gmonwy
I see them on teams like Vancouver and Florida but I have no idea what it means


I think this explains it well: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/3ctmu2/the_cap_recapture_penalty_what_it_is_and_why_it/
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Apr 13 at 7:37
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Under the former CBA, some GM's signed players to long term, front loaded contracts that circumvented the cap. If the player retires, the team that signed that contract is now on the hook for a percentage of that contract. I don't believe that any contracts signed under the current CBA could result in a RCP in a player retires early. For examples, see Roberto Luongo and Ilya Kovalchuk.
Apr 13 at 7:40
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I think this explains it well: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/3ctmu2/the_cap_recapture_penalty_what_it_is_and_why_it/


There's also a a Sporting News article that details VAN's RCP with Luongo that provides good context. But, it's a complicated issue.
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