Thread: Cap-Recapture
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07-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bootscraper View Post
I was just wondering why the cap-recapture penalty is so ridiculous say, if richards retired. Why isn't this the case with Kovalchuk ? They are only being charged 300k as a penalty. If anyone could explain this, it would be great.
Because the first 2 years of Kovy's contract paid him 6 mil per year, which was less than his cap hit. It wasn't until year 3 that his salary exceeded his cap hit.

Richard's contract pays him MUCH more than his cap hit in the first 5 years. That's what the cap recapture is designed to fix.

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