Has this CBA put an end to back-loaded cap circumvention contracts in the future?
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01-06-2013, 11:43 AM
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I'm not reading what you're reading about the 50% rule only applying to the last year.
- The salary variance on contracts from year to year cannot vary more than 35 per cent and
the final year cannot vary more than 50 per cent of the highest year
This allows some cap manipulation if the player, agent and GM want, but you can't have anymore throw away years at the end. This allows some "diving", but not big enough to be a huge advantage because the 2nd to last year must be within 35% of the last year's salary, which has to be within 50% of the highest year.
With these new rules, I'm sure we will have some new contracts being rejected for non-compliance as they learn the nuances of the rules. I mean some GMs couldn't figure out the simple rules from the last CBA.
I haven't read anything about 35+ contracts yet or what the rules are for 1-way contracts counting against the cap and player's share. I believe the NHLPA wanted contracts over $1 million to count against the cap and the owners wanted a lower minimum amount. This would be the "Redden" rule.
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