Since it can never hurt to have as much info as possible, here is an article
done on the CBA and the minimum cash spend requirement.
A lot of the info put out during the lockout about the structure of the CBA doesn't match the actual contract, at least from what I remember. Anyway, someone put together a good attempt to enlighten folks about the inner-workings of the CBA in regards to the cap.
I am no smarter for reading this but I am a thick-headed fellow, maybe it will help others.
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