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09-20-2013, 07:24 PM
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Same thing that happened with Voracek, Simmonds, and Couturier.

Originally Posted by Dr Quincy View Post
But you see, this continually putting Pronger on LTIR has its problems. It's possible that Schenn, Couturier and Laughton's bonuses are achieved and thus your cap next year will be lower than other teams.

Then, if you do the same next year with Pronger, you have the same problem for the following year.

The idea that LTIR is free money and thus is a good strategy to use is totally misguided.
I know it's not free, but the vast majority of Schenn and Couturier's bonuses are practically unreachable.

In the third year of Schenn's contract, he doesn't have to play the 25 minutes in all regular season games to earn a handsome $1.5 million dollar bonus, but to qualify he would have to have an All-Star season, finish among the league's point leaders and win a major award.
And next season only Laughton among the forwards will have an ELC contract, and the maximum bonus is only $212,500. This season he has no performance bonus.

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