Steve Bernier Re-Signs - $4 million Over 2 Years
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05-14-2009, 06:52 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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I may be mistaken, but isnt there a provision in the new CBA where you can take a player to reverse arbitration, or ask for less than they are currently making?
Yes you can take players to arbitration but I believe their salaries can only be reduced by a set amount.
As for anyone saying Bernier couldn't sign below a certain amount, that is wrong. Bernier could've signed a 10 year deal at the league minimum if he wanted, there's is nothing in the CBA to stop him. The Canucks however would have had to offer him a QO and he could chose to sign that. Instead they worked out a two year deal, likely at a bit of a compromise. My guess is it's for $2.25M per.
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