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05-22-2008, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Forechecker View Post
I believe the $12MM rumour number got started when Medvedev stated he would allow certain NHL stars to be paid beyond the limits of the salary cap or something.
it still would be outside the cap rules. Look:

• The salary cap will be roughly $23.5 million with a salary floor of $10 million (all figures are American dollars). As to the maximum cap breakdown, about $16.7 million will cover 21 players and up to $6.8 million can be allocated for four “star” players. Three of these can be chosen freely by the club, plus another one who:
— has played not less than 40 matches (20 matches for goalkeepers) in the past NHL season.
— is a junior player of Canadian or American nationality, but younger than 20 and selected in the first three rounds of the NHL draft.
— is a player coming from European leagues that has played in the most recent world championships or Olympics.
Player transfers in the KHL will be based on the NHL model, with cash payments in the style of international soccer being abolished.

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