Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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10-13-2011, 12:03 PM
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Leetch3
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Originally Posted by fredrikstad View Post
Looking at BRs contract
http://www.capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=690
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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