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12-10-2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
The way I think it works is this. Salary cap & escrow are both calculated on the cap amounts, not actual dollars.

Both Crosby & Mayers feed from the same finite bowl, but Crosby potentially benefits more from it than Mayers would - to the tune of a 1.4% "escrow shelter". I shudder to do the math on Parise/Suter contracts.
If that's the case (and I honestly do not think so), and Weber is paying 5% on his cap hit (7.8m) that's 392k out of his 1m salary. Is there even enough on that pay cheque to cover his taxes (has to be close to 40-50%), union fee's, and whatever other deductions come off of a players cheque, as well as an escrow hit based on his cap hit?

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