2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIIII: "We're Close" "We're Not Close" Edition
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12-11-2012, 05:12 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Originally Posted by
Henriks Broadway Hat
So the Redden contract won't necessarily screw us over cap-wise? I'm worried that Redden and his huge cap hit will count.
The NHL proposed AHL salaries above $105,000 count against the cap. Existing contracts and new SPCs signed in the new CBA. The NHLPA proposed salaries in excess of $1M for players playing in the AHL or Europe count against the cap for new contracts. The NHLPA and some big market teams want an amnesty buyout. It depends how the deals shakes out.
Elliotte Friedman addressed the amnesty buyout and $60M cap issue
As we move closer to a CBA, amid all of the fire-spitting, the biggest question now among teams is the "transition rules." The NHL says it doesn't want amnesties or an escrow limit. So if the cap is $60 million in 2013-14, how are the Lightning ($57.5 million for 15 players), Philadelphia Flyers ($57M for 16) and Boston Bruins ($57M for 16, no goalies) among others going to make it work?
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