I don't see why everyone is scared of what the signing bonuses are for Parise. His salary would be very low(think 2 million this season), and it's not the first year a major UFA has wanted that type of deal.
If Parise is asking for 24 mill in two days....... That's Crazy. No wonder teams didn't even bother showing up.
No, that's not what's being asked for.
With the cap maximum being 70.2 million the maximum salary for a single year is 20% of that number so roughly 14 million. Of that 14 million in salary 12 million of it is being asked for as a bonus with only 2 million in base salary for year 1 and 2.
That gives the player a massive upfront payday in year 1 and a guaranteed 12 million in year 2 even if there's a lockout since the bonus isn't impacted by if there's a season or not.
Now with Zatkoff gone, I guess it's Jones/Berube in Manch, no way Gibson is ready yet. Do you guys think Gibson? goes to Ontario or stays with Chicoutimi?
Currently, I'd say he stays in Chicoutimi one more year. If Bernier gets traded then maybe he ends up in Ontario. But right now he probably stays, still way too raw and he'll need all the development time he can get.