First few years, not so bad. But paying and a Cap Hit of $7.7 mil for a 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 year old player?
Some would call that "Mortaging the Future."
Did you see Crosby's deal ? It will look very similar.
the first 8 years will be 9million or whatever and the last 3-4 will be $3 million. Doesn't matter because it's the cap hit we will be paying.... and there is a great chance these players do not play their entire new contracts.
It's make them a huge deal, or don't offer anything.... Which would you rather Fletcher do? He is making all the right moves, we just need to get lucky
no one is going to retire with money on the table. even a measly $1m/year.
If you just made 80+ million, you wouldn't retire if you could at an early age... Let's say they win cups with whomever they sign and have some knee issues or fill in the blank injuries... I would think leaving 5-10 million wouldn't be that big of a deal for the midwest boys
He tried to make the powerhouse Chi teams but didn't. He was a decent Amercian prospect but hasn't been able to break through in the NHL. Had a cover story in THN about dealing with a genetic disease issue in his family, a gut wrenching story.
i just don't get it. even if it's chump change to you, it could go toward your favorite charity or to start a foundation like the one cully runs. it's just as selfish to retire with that money on the table as it is to use it to wipe your arse.