: News Article:
Pronger's contract investigated
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08-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Not really news, they never "closed" the investigation. That being said, the difference between the 35+ Pronger contract and the others appears to evade pretty much every pundit out there, which is mesmerizing to me. They certainly tacked on extra years to bring down the cap hit, and Pronger may or may not play those years... but they are very different animals as far as the ramifications to the team there.
ESPN Lebrun was saying why wasn't Prongers deal revoked, it was the same as Kovalchuk. At which point I almost puked. These guys get paid to do what we all do for free, have they ever even looked at a 35+ contract? If Pronger retires, The Flyers are still on the cap for 4.9 Million. If they send him to the minors 4.8 million. That deal is fine, look into Hossa if you want to look. Prongers deal is actually a "problem" for the Flyers, why start there?
"The CBA also contains a 35-and-over rule, sometimes referred to as the Mogilny rule. This rule states that if a player signs a multi-year deal when the player is 35 or older, starting in the second year of the contract, that amount will count towards the team's salary cap regardless of whether the player is on the active roster or not. This is designed to keep teams from signing older players to lucrative front-loaded contracts, thus saving cap room, in which there is no expectation the player will actually play in the latter years."
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