That's the insidious nature of the escrow-enforced triple cap system. It pits player against player, teammate against teammate, those under long-term contracts against those about to hit the market.
"It was beyond a surprise. It was a complete shock," Shanahan said. "I still don't know a lot about. I don't know enough. I want to learn more."
"... I don't know why this needed to be done so hastily," Shanahan said. "In less than two weeks we're going to have 700 players in training camp. When things are done that quickly, it makes me nervous. I don't know what the need was to do it now."
"They did the right thing this year by advancing funds and infusing money to keep [the Coyotes] going, and it is good for the players and good for the league. At this point you need someone who can stand alone and handle the financial consequences."