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07-19-2012, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Oh yeah, that's right. It's a 365 day hold.

So if Nashville does match, the bulk of that 100m+ is in the first two years (at LEAST 25% of it). They will pay him over 25% of his salary just to trade him away?

Keep in mind that most of this is in BONUS money, not just regular salary for playing games. That means he gets paid now and July 1st next year. Nashville, should they match, are guaranteed to be on the hook for $26m dollars of that contract ($2 salary + $12 bonus now and $12 bonus on July 1st).

So should they trade him, they're paying 25% of his contract for one year of service.

They also still have to pay bonuses should there be a lockout.

Do I understand all of that correctly? If so, Nashville is pretty ****ed either way.
They don't have to trade him next offseason ... they won't pay his salary and when trade him away, there are another 11 offseasons there he can be moved. That's why I said he won't hit the market before 2014.

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