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08-01-2013, 06:20 AM
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This is from early July

Privately, a lot of GMs believe league revenues will soar next year, meaning the cap is going right back up, perhaps by as much as $10-million. That anticipation – and thinking big-picture, long-term thoughts will play into their buying decisions.

Boston gave Iginla a games played performance bonus. The Wings have the same deal with Alfredsson. They modeled the contracts after the Brendan Shanahan contract in 2007.

Another $3.7 million will be paid to Iginla as a bonus once he plays just 10 games, but the CBA allows Boston to roll that amount onto its cap the following season if it exceeds the $64.3-million ceiling this year.

The thinking behind this structure is that the Bruins won’t mind being charged for that $3.7-million bonus (plus the additional $500,000 he could potentially earn for playoff performance) in 2014-15 because the salary cap is expected to climb back as high as $70 million.

Jeremy Jacobs is the big boss on the Board of Governors. He said the cap is going up. Chiarelli structured a contract which gives Boston flexibility this season and won't hurt them for 14-15 with the cap rising.

The Rangers will need every penny with Lundqvist,Girardi and Callahan group IIIs. Del Zotto and Brassard arbitration eligible. Kreider is also arb eligible.

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