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04-29-2010, 02:08 PM
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Sam
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Originally Posted by drivelikejoewho View Post
I'd take any of those players and add Raffi Torres. There are some good players to be had this summer just not a lot of the flashy names.

I'm going against the grain with most posters but I feel an upgrade a defense is needed. Hamhuis would be killer because he does it all. I just don't know how realistic that is long term.

You add Hamhuis and Raffi Torres and you get some goal scoring and grit up front on the bottom 6 and a puck mover and good defender on the back end. I don't know if Chicago plans to re-sign Adam Burish but I wouldn't mind him on the bottom 6 either.



Yeah I'd also be curious to know how all the bonuses stack up and which ones he earned.
Doughty will earn the following bonuses payable by the league.

Norris: $250,000 for 1st, $200,000 for 2nd, or $150,000 for 3rd
1st or 2nd Team All-Star: $100,000 for 1st team, $50,000 for 2nd team
T-2nd goals among defensemen: $135,000
3rd in points among defensemen: $130,000
T-5th assists among defensemen: $105,000
6th in PPG among defensemen (42 GP minimum): $50,000
8th in TOI among defensemen: $30,000

So Doughty will get $600,000-$750,000 from the league in addition to the amount he gets from the Kings.

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=16855

The above article did a great job at detailing entry level contracts and gave an inside look at Malkin's entry level deal. Assuming Doughty's contract was similar to Malkin's deal (in that once Malkin achieved one of the category B bonuses, he got paid for the entire B bonus), Doughty would get the entire $3.475 million from the Kings (pre-tax and pre-escrow, of course).

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