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11-16-2012, 04:01 PM
Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
The NHL did away with true signing bonuses in this past CBA.

Don't get your point? And once again, no NHL team, no ultra profitable arena deal.

It's a simple concept and I wish people would stop making excuses for the owners.
Those bonuses come straight out of the owners pockets. How do you account for the 52.0 that Shea Weber is receiving over four years as a signing bonus? Even though it counts against the cap that is not a true salary being paid. That comes straight out of the owners pockets. His actual salary for those four seasons are 1.0 but his cap hit is 7.857. 14.0 salary with 13.0 of it being a signing bonus. They had to pay him this signing bonus even though there's a lockout going on.

It can't be hard to figure out that the way the owners do their business is more complicated than just A + B = profit. There's A + B - C = ?

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