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06-10-2011, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Because it's the last year of the CBA all of the bonus money counts against the cap with no cushion. I don't know how to calculate the particulars, but that's it in a nutshell. Schenn was the #5 overall pick, he wasn't going to sign for much less than that.
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Originally Posted by johnjm22 View Post
My understanding:

It's a standard contract for a top 5 pick. Usually the bonuses don't count against the CAP unless they're actually paid/achieved. That's why there's a bonus cushion.

Because the CBA expires after this season, there is no cushion, so all potential bonuses, whether paid or not, will count against the salary CAP.
OK - that makes more sense. Didn't know about the last year of the CBA thing.

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