: News Article:
Bryzgalov Regret Leaving Phoenix?
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05-12-2012, 01:31 AM
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It is included. Look at Brad Richards and Christian Ehrhoff signing bonuses on capgeek for similar big signing bonuses.
If you're still not sure add up the NHL salaries on Bryz' contract and divide by the # of years, it will match his cap hit. Another indicator: the maximum compensation a player can receive in a year is 20% of the salary cap. $15m would be more than 20% of the $64.3m cap.
I stand corrected. CapGeek numbers are wrong, and so are a lot of current reports of Bryzgalov's compensation this season.
The original news coverage indeed mentions $ 5M in bonuses and $ 5 M in salary:
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