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04-21-2008, 08:57 PM
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vipera1960
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Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
Thanks vipera.

My questions are:

1) If Sullivan is on the IR.....are we paying his salary?

Our problem isn't salary cap room, it is simply how much money would we be paying someone that isn't on the ice. If Sullivan retires, it should not be a problem b/c we would not be paying him....
Yes, we are paying his salary. I think the players on our roster earned something like $31 million this year. We then had $3.2 million paid to Sully and $1.6 million in possible bonuses for Gelinas (which he didn't earn) just to get to the cap floor. Like I said, if he retires, it's no problem because his money goes away and we get an extra $3 million to play with. If he comes back healthy, it's no problem because we gain a top six winger at a good price. The real issue is if we have another season like this one, where he's not playing and we're still paying him. On a positive note though, if he were to miraculously become healthy after next season he would be eligible for performance bonuses.

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