The Sean Couturier dilemma
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09-24-2011, 12:27 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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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!
I'm not sure if your serious or not, but that 67,000 does virtually nothing for the Flyers cap space wise. And doesn't allow Couturier to fit under the Cap all Season long.
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