Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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10-13-2011, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by fredrikstad View Post
Looking at BRs contract
Whats the reason they use so much signing bonus instead of ordenary salary? Is it for potencial by out reasons or what?
I mean this year he only get "paid" 2 mill and have 10 mill in signing bonus,and so on. I dont get it.
it was done that way as 'lockout' protection...if his salary was $12 mil next year and we lose next season due to another lockout, he would lose $12 mil. But the way it was setup, he will receive the $8 mil bonus on July 1st and then if there is a lockout he only loses $4 mil.

the signing bonuses in other years is just a way to play around with the numbers to keep the contract in compliance with the limits on changes from year to year.

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