Stamkos Agrees To Five-year, $37.5m Contract With Lightning
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07-08-2011, 03:03 AM
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Why should Couturier's cap hit even be that high? The average from 4-8th overall last year was $1.86M.
If i am understanding correctly, This is the last year of the CBA. Bonus's usually can be deferred to next year, but since this is the last year, they have to be assigned to the players Cap hit, even if they don't reach them.
Last year you could assign it to next years cap knowing that the players were unlikely to get any of the bonus's ( hart trophy, 90+ points ect), and therefore no cap hit next year.
This explains why schenn's salary is something stupid like 3.5 million, because he "could" potentially gain that salary by completing all of the bonus requirements. As said, if he does the flyers will happily pay it, considering he's going to be a hart finalist/winner.
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