It's not much of a savings but it's still about $1.5M. And if i read it (and understood it right) Minny would only have to pay them $444,444 for six years (which is a total of $2,666,664M) when they are owed a total of $4M for those remaining years. So if they go that route Parise and Suter will retire with $94M in "bankable" money already and only leave $1,333,336 when retiring 3 years before the contract ends.
We haven't really seen this used (because most of these types of contracts end in 2020+) but i can see why teams use this to lock up good players, on the flip side i can see why Burke thinks it's cheating. I would continue to stay away from these deals but if the new CBA doesn't punish these teams and allows it to go on i hope burke changes his stance because then we will have less of a chance of keeping high-level talent or aquiring it for that matter.