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01-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem View Post
I thought bonuses were being removed next year? Or am I dreaming?
The year that the CBA ends, NHL doesn't allow bonuses to be deferred. So they'd be okay for this season.

Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
Ken Holland is too intelligent to risk him getting caught on waivers. Maybe a mulit-year deal?
I thought about that as well. The poison pill approach. They should be in the market for a goalie seeing Ozzie is on his last legs and there's no other back-up option in the system right now.

Originally Posted by mouser View Post
He wouldn't be a 35+ player. The CBA goes by the player's age as of the June 30th immediately preceding the season that the contract is for. Nabokov was 34 on June 30th, 2010.

Hmmm. Close, but I'm still willing to bet there's a way around that due to him being a UFA in another league right now. You may be right technically, but we never did figure out why Holland liked a playoff bonus vs a regular season bonus back when he was considering Hasek and Belfour-- both over 35 at the time.