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Vinny Prospal's cap hit
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09-28-2010, 01:33 PM
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Wasn't Shanny's deal something like 5.3M (2.8 base plus 2.5 bonus) with the bonus being around 2.5M, and he received it all for playing like 10 games? Basically asking if Prospal's bonus is one of those "easily attainable ones."
Shanny's deal was $2.5 million base. $2 million in bonuses for playing 10 games in 07-08. $800,000 in playoff bonuses
There was little doubt of the mutual attraction between the Rangers and Prospal, only the ability of the parties to reach a contract agreement. As an over-35, Prospal qualified for bonuses that can be deferred onto the 2011-12 cap, if necessary.
The bonus package is believed similar to the games-played clause Brendan Shanahan received from the Blueshirts in 2007-08.
The signing indicates that the Blueshirts are convinced that Prospal's relatively disappointing second half was a result of the knee injury he sustained in December (and from which he probably returned too soon) and not a function of his age.
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