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August 2012: Scott Hartnell Signs Extension (6 years, $4.75m cap hit, limited NMC)
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08-21-2012, 10:39 AM
A Fistful of Dollars
Join Date: Jan 2004
Timmeh has it as a limited NMC:
Not everyone is happy with Scott Hartnell’s new six-year, $28.5 million contract extension.
Some agents feel he sold himself well short of pending free agency after the 2012-13 season.
“Everyone is asking what the [bleep] he just did,” said one agent.
Hartnell’s cap hit will rise slightly from $4.2 million to $4.75 million in 2013-14. He obviously took less money now for a long-term guarantee. Under the present CBA, all contracts are guaranteed.
He also got a limited no-movement clause, which is no small matter for any player in his late 30s, which he will be at the end of this deal.
Yet he could have gotten at least $5.5 million and likely more in free agency next summer with a decent year.
As a player rep, who is part of the negotiating committee on the next CBA, you can imagine his fellow members of the NHLPA probably aren’t too happy, either.
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