Who do the Oilers buyout? (If anyone)
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01-22-2013, 02:32 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
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If the Oilers max out their cap space then any bonuses paid out carry over to the next season. The Cushion is not free cap space, it is a way to allow teams to treat players on their ELC's as if they had a $925,000 Cap hits instead of their full Bonus cap hits. Any overages carry over to the next season.
Since the Oilers have $8,550,000 in potential bonuses between 3 players and the performance bonus cushion only allows for a 7.5%
overage or $4,822,500, the Oilers will have a lower Upper limit by $3,727,500. Their upper cap limit will actually be $60,572,500
Giving your re-signings the oilers would have a pre bonus cap hit of $59,175,000, and a full bonus hit of $67,725,000. They could only pay out $5,125,000 in total bonuses without going over the cap. As you mentioned their Schedule A bonuses will probably all be met so that's $2,550,000 (850000*3).
That Leaves $2,575,000 for Schedule B bonuses, not $5,125,000. You gotta think that achieving even 1 of the Schedule B bonuses would pay out the $2,000,000 bonus.
So 2 out of the 3 of them have to come in the top five in balloting for the Hart, Norris, Vezina, Selke, Richard. Be named to the official NHL All-Star Team (1st or 2nd) at the conclusion of the season. Finish top 10 in Goals, Assists, Points, or PPG amongst their position (F or D), or Defense can finish top 10 in Ice time as well.
Last year that was about 24:44 per game or more. If schultz continues on the path he is, that's not too far off. And we all know RNH is a threat to be in the top 10 in any of those categories this year and next. That's without even knowing what Yakupov might be in a years time.
Money is going to get tight in edmonton, thats why buying out Horcoff frees up a lot of space to bring in some better players to help support the core we have here.
I understand how the bonus. My mistake was leaving Dubnyk off the salary list!
Thanks for pinting this out!
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