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06-21-2011, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by MalcomOdd View Post
The problem with Markov is that he is injury prone and a liability - whatever the doctor says, he has not played much in the last 2 years. But we want him back with Montreal and with no other team.

Gauthier is has to take a chance.

But let us say he gives Markov 2M for 4 to 5 years - that is security for Markov and he stays in Montreal.
Markov gets injured again and his career is over, he does not hurt the team so much.

2 M is not enough, then if Markov play 60+ games, let big bonus come in, add 3M and if he gets 50 point + add bonus to the high level he plays.

The idea is if Markov plays he gets the all-star salary he deserves but if he is hurt again some security is provided.

Is this feasible or make any cap sense?
Probably doesn't make sense for the Habs plus I don't think you can have bonuses on anything but 1 year deals. It has to be for a player having missed more than a certain number of games(Markov qualifies) or be 35+.

They could do 1 year at 2 mil plus 4-5 mil in bonuses, but from a cap standpoint it wouldn't make any sense as because it's the last year of the CBA, all bonuses count against the cap, so no cap savings even if he missed 75 games to injury.

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