The Sean Couturier dilemma
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09-24-2011, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Originally Posted by
If, as I posted in the Shelley suspension thread, Shelley's salary while on suspension doesn't count against the cap, then perhaps Couturier could be kept for those 5 games.
Oh wow. It sounds so
, but per capgeek:
Per Exhibit 8 of the CBA (Section 5, P. 270), suspended players who are considered "repeat offenders" affect a team's salary cap differently from "first-time offenders." A repeat offender is a player whose suspension is the second or more within 18 months.
Repeat offenders lose the following salary:
[ Cap Hit - Performance Bonuses ] / [ Games in Season ] * [ Number of Games Suspended ]
First-time offenders lose the following salary:
[ Cap Hit - Performance Bonuses ] / [ Days in Season ] * [ Number of Games Suspended ]
Per section 50.10-c (P. 226) of the CBA, salary and bonuses that are not paid to suspended players do not count against the cap, meaning the above formulas translate directly into a team's cap savings.
CBA Reference: Exhibit 8 (Section 5, P. 270) and 50.10-c (P. 226).
So that's [1,100,000] /  *  = $67,073
The Jody Shelley suspension saves the Flyers $67,000 in cap space! Whoo-hoo! Thank you Jody! Cooter fits under the cap all season now! This is the best thing you've ever done for our team!
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