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07-11-2013, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by LA Kings Drummer View Post
Some of you seem to want to make excuses for this guy. It seems like people have been making excuses for him for a long time. His plan was clear: Take all the money in that front loaded contract then bail out.

For those of you saying that's what anyone would do, do me a favor and stop speaking on my behalf. I would ABSOLUTELY not do anything like this. Sometimes your word and your honor is all you really have and in this department Kovalchuck is at a negative balance.
Exactly. Except that's not at all what happened, if you look at the contract. He was just getting to the juicy part of the contract. Let's not forget that part.

LENGTH: 15 YEAR(S) VALUE: $100,000,000 TYPE: STANDARD EXPIRY STATUS: UFA SOURCE: CapGeek
SEASON AHL SALARY NHL SALARY P. BONUSES S. BONUS CAP HIT
2010-11 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2012-13 $11,000,000 $11,000,000(prorated for 48games) $0 $0 $6,666,667
2013-14 $11,300,000 $11,300,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2014-15 $11,300,000 $11,300,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2015-16 $11,600,000 $11,600,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2016-17 $11,800,000 $11,800,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2021-22 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2022-23 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2023-24 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2024-25 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667

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