Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brian Flynn has signed with Sabres
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03-29-2012, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Reddawg View Post
Wow! That's not a deal you give to a player who would be expected to toil in the minors. That's more than Matt Read got from the Flyers.

Time to brush up on Brian Flynn I guess, I had never heard of him before.
Sorry, I should have been more clear.
$925,000 will be his NHL salary (well, $832,500 when you remove the signing bonus he gets on 7/1).
His minor league salary will likely be $60-70,000.

Read's cap hit is lower but the contract is different since he was too old for the entry-level system.
They gave him $800k, $900k, and $1m with $650,000 worth of singing bonuses and it's guaranteed to be worth $2,700,000 total because it's a one-way deal (so if he played in the AHL, he'd still be earning almost $1m/yr).
We will likely pay Flynn less than $200k when all is said and done.

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