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12-09-2012, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PensFanSince1989 View Post
You can go watch Fehr's press conference. They are proposing a rule that says the lowest year of the contract must be at least 25% of the highest year. Fehr called it the Crosby rule referencing Crosby's contract.

Crosby's contract goes from 12 Million to 3 Million (a few years in the middle around 10 million). It's a lot more than 25% variance. In fact, there's no yearly variance, the only limitation is a 75% variance limit between the highest year and lowest year.

So, again, this is a legal contract under the NHLPA proposal: 12m, 12m, 12m, 12m, 12m, 3m, 3m, 3m. $60 Million in first 5 years with an $8.6 Million cap hit.
But if Crosby retires early to "circumvent the cap" then those circumvention years are considered into the future cap, too, according to the PA proposal.
So you if you get a way with a few years of cap circumvention, you'll pay for it later.

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