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10-04-2011, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ToTheNet View Post
there is the Kovalchuck cap circumvention and there is this. Signing a player for 30 years and paying him $2 for 6 of those years is drastically different than preventing a player from hitting a bonus. The Flyers have every right to do what they want with contracts that have already been OKed by the league. If the league had problems with rookie bonuses they could put something in place similar to what they do with 35+ contracts.
Yeah I think you're right. I just took a glance at the CBA and it seems to be only relating to contracts being approved and disclosure of payments. It does give a list that it specifically says is non-exclusive, which could potentially lead to this being considered circumvention somehow, but I think that would be a stretch.

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