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07-24-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Jevo View Post
You are reading capgeek wrong. Signing bonusses are included in "NHL salary". So it's a $13 million at once payment when the contract is signed, and then $1 million spread out over the season as regular salary, for the first year. In the following years I think the signing bonus is payed on July 1st.
Yeah, I see that now. So the media had that massive $20+m first-year salary wrong. It's still not great for them, but not as bad as it looked.

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