Thread: Salary Cap: The Oilers and the cap
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07-22-2013, 04:35 PM
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The part about the Bonuses is a big deal. The way ELC's are structured many of the bonuses won't be cashed. 9 million dollars in potential bonuses doesn't equal 9 million at the end of the year, probably 2/3rds at most.

Besides that the Oilers have cap space. According to cap geek they have $1,348,333 with a roster of 24, one over the limit. If Potter is demoted they have $2,123,333. Of course they still may trade Hemsky. I assume they calculate that by creating a bonus cushion, by removing bonus costs that can't be reached (i.e. win the Calder), or by only accounting for the most likely bonuses to be reached. I say this because the Oilers cap payroll is above the cap yet they have cap space.

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