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07-03-2013, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
Just read that if you give bonuses to a player 35+, and it puts you over the cap, the amount it puts you over the cap will be pushed to the following year.

So say we sign Briere to a 1mil base salary, with 3mil in bonuses. (1yr/4mil contract)
If we only have 2mil in cap space, the remaining 2mil will be pushed onto next years cap.

That could be beneficial if we are looking to target a 35+ player like Briere.
Except this year is the year the Hawks have a little breathing room with the cap. It's gonna be crazy next year with Hammer, Shaw and Crawford up for new contracts... then Toews and Kane the following year.

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