Marian Hossa will miss next season because of a skin disease, and the Blackhawks are likely to be able to be off the hook for the remainder of his four-year contract. Does that seem fair?
With Chicago's Hossa likely going on long-term injury reserve and not retiring, both player and team have exposed a financially-beneficial loophole. That's cap circumvention at its finest.
The Chicago Blackhawks winger has been quietly dealing with a skin disorder reportedly caused by his hockey equipment, and the medication's side effects have made it impossible to play next year.