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As time permits, I'll post commonly asked questions here and links to the answers. I think enough questions have been asked over the last few months to support something like this. (I'll rearrange things later)

THE SEMI-COMPLETE LIST OF QUESTIONS


Specific for 2008-09
  1. When is the trade deadline for the 2008-09 season?
    -- March 4, 2009

  2. What will the salary cap be in 2008-09?
    -- The Upper Limit is $56.7 million; the Lower Limit is $40.7 million.

  3. What compensation is required for signing an RFA to an offer sheet if the original team doesn't match?
    -- For 2007-08, these are the limits: http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=9619262&postcount=2. I'll post the 2008-09 limits shortly.

  4. So, if my team goes over the cap in 2008-09, we can just carry the overage to 2009-10 ... right?
    -- Not this year. Because the NHLPA holds the right to reopen the CBA if it notifies the NHL prior to May 18, 2009 then the current [2008-09] season must be considered the final season under this CBA - and thus the $56.7 million Upper Limit is a hard cap; the total cap numbers of players [including bonuses] on the NHL roster may never exceed that amount during the season.

General CBA/Cap related

  1. When do RFA's have to sign contracts to play in the current season?
    -- December 1. If the player fails to sign by December 1, he is ineligible to play in the NHL for the remainder of the season, and cannot sign a contract until the following July 1.

  2. When a player signs an extension, does it get averaged into the current year's salary cap number?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=261641

  3. When a player gets traded, does his cap number change?
    -- No, it does not. The cap number of a player is constant for all years of the contract, nothing in the CBA provides for it to adjust simply because he's traded.

  4. Do injured players still count against the cap?
    -- YES, THEY DO. http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6060820&postcount=15

  5. Can teams pick up part of a player's salary in a trade? Can cash be included in a trade?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6133527&postcount=3 [Or see Article 50.8 in the CBA]

  6. How exactly does the "35 and older" rule work?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=266033 (posts 3 and 4)

  7. If a player that has a NTC/NMC waives it and gets traded, does he retain his NTC/NMC after the trade?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=17958936&postcount=3

  8. How is priority for waivers determined?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6680147&postcount=8

  9. If a player is in the AHL on a 1-way contract, does he count against the team's salary cap?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=273054

  10. Do players on 2-way contracts count against the cap?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6278893&postcount=8

  11. Can teams pay players a percentage of the Upper Limit?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=264810

  12. If the Upper Limit goes down and a player is suddenly making more than 20% of the new (lower limit), does his salary get reduced?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=5951170&postcount=5

  13. How is the salary cap range determined?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6386908&postcount=12
    -- How it was derived for 2005-06: http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=4195641&postcount=15

  14. How does revenue sharing work?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=3278689&postcount=1
    At some point someone (maybe even me) will update this for 2008-09.

  15. Can a team pay a player's spouse to give the player more $ without it counting against the cap?
    -- No. http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=269131 (posts 7 and 9)

  16. How do buyouts work?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=257867
    -- Or ... www.nhlscap.com/cap_faq#buyouts

  17. Is there any restriction on teams re-signing a player they've bought out?
    -- No. The only restriction was on the compliance buyouts immediately after the lockout; those players could not rejoin [whether by signing, trade, waiver claim, or any other method] the team executing the buyout for one year.

  18. How are performance bonuses treated for salary cap purposes?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=296562

  19. How does sending a player back to juniors affect his contract situation?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=287129

  20. HOW THE **** DOES WAIVERS WORK?
    -- These are probably the best threads to cover it here:
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=275438, posts 15 and 17
    http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6680147&postcount=8

  21. OK, how about recall waivers?
    -- Again, this is probably the best thread to cover it here: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=281178 (posts 5 and 10)

  22. Suppose a player gets claimed on recall waivers, gets assigned back to the minors, and ....
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=17782671&postcount=2 [This should cover all of the non-buyout scenarios.]

  23. What if a player with a multi-year contract gets claimed on recall waivers and is eventually bought out?
    -- From the NHL office: both the current and prior team involved split the salary and cap hit involved in the buyout.

  24. Why did Garth Snow count against the cap for the Islanders even after he retired?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6060820&postcount=15

  25. How are Entry-Level Contracts structured?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6608193&postcount=3 (doesn't cover performance bonuses)

  26. I have a question about Mogilny and Malakhov ...
    -- Here's a thread that discusses them
    http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6649272&postcount=6

  27. If a player has an option year and the team declines it, how is it treated for salary cap purposes?
    -- http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=269023
    ** As of the Daniel Alfredsson signing, there are no more contracts with option years ... so this point is now moot.

Salary Cap / Draft Picks Information
  1. Does someone know who has what picks in the upcoming drafts?
    -- http://www.n-c-systems.com/hockey/DraftTrades/Future/

  2. Where can I find a list of player contracts/salaries/cap numbers?
    -- www.nhlscap.com [OR, go to Cap Central at Hockeybuzz where the information is current stored.]

  3. Where can I find a copy of the CBA?
    -- In .pdf format: http://www.nhlpa.com/CBA/index.asp
    -- In .doc format (zipped): http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=6386908&postcount=12

Edit by Fugu (tired of looking this scale up):

Linkage rate as % of HRR:
Under $2.2 billion in HRR: players get 54% collectively
From $2.2 billion to $2.4 billion in HRR: 54-55% on a sliding scale
From $2.4 billion to $2.7 billion in HRR: 55-56% on a sliding scale
$2.7 billion in HRR, and over: players get 57%


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Is there a written agreement within the CBA as to start times of games in consecutive days?

An example, and an assumption on my part, a team can't play a Saturday night game (say a 7:00 pm ET start) followed by a Sunday afternoon game (say a 1:00 pm ET start time), or can they?

I'm wondering if there is a specific regulation stating a certain amount of time is mandatory between games in consecutive days.

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Is there a written agreement within the CBA as to start times of games in consecutive days?

An example, and an assumption on my part, a team can't play a Saturday night game (say a 7:00 pm ET start) followed by a Sunday afternoon game (say a 1:00 pm ET start time), or can they?

I'm wondering if there is a specific regulation stating a certain amount of time is mandatory between games in consecutive days.
I couldn't find anything in the CBA itself, but I know that team's playing a night game can't follow it up with a day game the very next day. When the Penguins game vs the Panthers was changed to a day game to avoid conflict with the Steelers playoff game, it was included in the news release that "the Penguins made the switch after the NHL approved the move. Neither the Penguins nor the Panthers play on Friday night, so neither team will be playing a day game following a night game."

Article 16.7 (Game Times) notes that the NHL won't schedule games before Noon local time. If it seeks an exception to this rule, it will require the consent of the NHLPA, which consent will not resonably be withheld.

Does anyone know how TV revenue gets divided up? Is there a difference in how money obtained through local deals are divided up through those obtained through national deals? What about Montreal/RDS?

RDS has exclusive French-language rights in all of Canada, and uses them to broadcast all 82 Canadiens games, plus select other games. Is the RDS money split up differently than in other national deals because of this?

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How are signing bonuses treated?

If a players signs but is returned to junior, his bonus would be paid in one season while the contract would not be paid out until the next (and subsequent) year(s).

Does the signing bonus count against the cap in the year it is paid, regardless of whether it turns out to be a contract year?

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How are signing bonuses treated?

If a players signs but is returned to junior, his bonus would be paid in one season while the contract would not be paid out until the next (and subsequent) year(s).

Does the signing bonus count against the cap in the year it is paid, regardless of whether it turns out to be a contract year?
The signing bonus is not extended and is paid in the current year (the year he is returned to Juniors) - unless the player and team agree otherwise. Other bonuses (games played or performance) may be extended. The players salary is always extended.

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Originally Posted by CBA Article 9.1(d)
(d)
(i) In the event that an 18 year old or 19 year old Player signs an SPC
with a Club but does not play at least ten (10) NHL Games in the first season under that
SPC, the term of his SPC and his number of years in the Entry Level System shall be
extended for a period of one (1) year, except that this automatic extension will not apply
to a Player who is 19 according to Section 9.2 by virtue of turning 20 between September
16 and December 31 in the year in which he first signs an SPC. Unless a Player and Club
expressly agree to the contrary, in the event a Player's SPC is extended an additional year
in accordance with this subsection, all terms of the SPC, with the exception of Signing
Bonuses
, but including Paragraph 1 Salary, games played bonuses and Exhibit 5 bonuses,
shall be extended
; provided, however, that the Player's Paragraph 1 Salary shall be
extended in all circumstances.

(ii) In the event that a Player signs his first SPC at age 18 and has had
his SPC extended pursuant to Subsection (i), and such Player does
not play at least ten (10) NHL Games in the second season under
that SPC, then the term of his SPC and his number of years in the
Entry Level System shall be extended for one (1) additional year.
Unless a Player and Club expressly agree to the contrary, in the
event a Player's SPC is extended an additional year in accordance
with this Subsection, all terms of the SPC, with the exception of
Signing Bonuses
, but including Paragraph 1 Salary, games played
bonuses and Exhibit 5 bonuses, shall be extended
; provided,
however, that the Player's Paragraph 1 Salary shall be extended in
all circumstances.
The Signing Bonus may be paid in the current year, but it does not count against the cap. The cap hit (Averaged Club Salary) for the extended contract is recalculated to exclude the Signing Bonus paid before the extension.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBA Article 50.5(g)
(g) Accounting for Signing Bonuses, Reporting Bonuses and Roster
Bonuses.

(ii) For any Entry Level SPC that has its term extended pursuant to the
provisions of Section 9.1(d) of this Agreement (i.e., the SPC
"slides"), and in which the Player received a one-time Signing
Bonus at signing (which for Payroll Room purposes, shall be
averaged over the length of the term of the SPC pursuant to
paragraph (i) above), the original averaging of the Signing Bonus
shall not be readjusted as a result of the "slide," although, the
Averaged Club Salary following the slide shall be adjusted based
on the new total Player Salary and Bonuses to be paid following
the slide.

Illustration:
Code:
PRE-"SLIDE"    2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Player Salary $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Signing Bonus $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Total            $550,000 $550,000 $550,000 Avg. = $550,000

POST-"SLIDE"  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Player Salary   N/A       $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Signing Bonus $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Total                          $550,000 $550,000 $500,000
                                                   New Avg. = $533,333
Yes, this could be considered a cap loophole - the player receives a bonus that is not counted against the cap - but it is a very minor one - the Signing Bonus is limited to 10% of the player's Paragraph 1 Salary.

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Additional question: Is there a list of teams who are eligible and receive revenue sharing?

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Additional question: Is there a list of teams who are eligible and receive revenue sharing?
An official list? Not that anyone here is aware of, the NHL refuses to give anything out and all I know is what the couple of teams I have contacts with know - and that is if the person I know has access to that information.

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Question(s) I have that I'm sure comes up a lot...

How much time do NHL teams get to sign their entry draft picks (retain their rights?), and how does it differ between these different situations, if at all:
1. Canadian Jrs
2. College players
3. European players in leagues under a transfer agreement.
4. European players in leagues NOT under a transfer agreement.

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I have a question regarding Group VI UFAs / RFAs. Does playoff games count against the total which determine the status?

For example, Riley Cote needed 72 NHL games this season to become a RFA, he played 70 regular season games and has already played one playoff game. If he plays another game will he become a RFA this offseason?

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Question(s) I have that I'm sure comes up a lot...

How much time do NHL teams get to sign their entry draft picks (retain their rights?), and how does it differ between these different situations, if at all:
1. Canadian Jrs
2. College players
3. European players in leagues under a transfer agreement.
4. European players in leagues NOT under a transfer agreement.

Thanks.
1. Two (2) years.
2. If the player remains in college, the August 15 of his college graduating class; otherwise, the June 1 of his college graduating class.
3. Two (2) years.
4. For picks from 2005 and after, two (2) years. the existence [or lack of] a transfer agreement doesn't affect the length of time a team has to sign a European player; for picks from 2004 and prior, the team may hold those rights indefinitely since no transfer agreement was in place at the time.

I'll insert the CBA wording to fully clarify this later today.

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I have a question regarding Group VI UFAs / RFAs. Does playoff games count against the total which determine the status?

For example, Riley Cote needed 72 NHL games this season to become a RFA, he played 70 regular season games and has already played one playoff game. If he plays another game will he become a RFA this offseason?
Yes, postseason games count toward the 80-game [28 for goalies] requirement.

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Is there anything more detailed about the operation of the cap during the offseason and who counts against it?

For instance, it's my understanding that all players "stashed" in the AHL are automatically called up during the offseason, and count against the offseason cap, and then must be waived again at the commencement of the following season to be sent back down to the AHL. Does that same process happen for all waiver-eligible players? Which ones count against the offseason cap?

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During the offseason, all players on 1-way contracts for the upcoming season count against the cap at the full value of their cap hit, whether they played in the NHL in the prior season or not. All players on 2-way contracts count in proportion to the number of days they were on an NHL roster in the prior season. [Example: in a season 187 days long, Joe Rookie was on the NHL roster for 45 days; in the offseason, he counts 45/187 of his cap hit toward the cap.]

Additionally,
-- players signed to offer sheets count against the cap for the team extending the offer sheet while it is still available for the original team to accept or reject,
-- players subject to the "35 and older" rule who've retired still count against the cap at the full amount of their cap hit,
-- players bought out count [where applicable],
-- all qualifying offers [while valid] count as described above for 1-way and 2-way players.

The remaining provisions in the CBA are largely non-issues, and the only other item [of which this year should be the last time it comes up in the case of Jaromir Jagr] is payments made for non-renewal of option years, whether non-renewed by the team or the player.

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for picks from 2004 and prior, the team may hold those rights indefinitely since no transfer agreement was in place at the time.
I believe there's a rule that "caught up" older European draftees (drafted prior to 2005) to the two-year rule. (And the NHL is now approaching the final catch up period.) From my notes:

European draftees from 2004 must be signed by June 1, 2008 or rights lost.
(Unless they are otherwise exempted as college students.)

(And IIRC -- off the top of my head -- 2003 draftees had to be signed by 6/1/07; 2002 and earlier had to be signed by 6/1/06.)

(I cannot find the reference from a quick search of the CBA. )

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I believe there's a rule that "caught up" older European draftees (drafted prior to 2005) to the two-year rule. (And the NHL is now approaching the final catch up period.) From my notes:

European draftees from 2004 must be signed by June 1, 2008 or rights lost.
(Unless they are otherwise exempted as college students.)

(And IIRC -- off the top of my head -- 2003 draftees had to be signed by 6/1/07; 2002 and earlier had to be signed by 6/1/06.)

(I cannot find the reference from a quick search of the CBA. )
This is covered in the transition rules in Exhibit 16. Unsigned Euro draftees were treated as "Defected" players.

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n. "Defected" Players. Any Player who met the qualifications for "defected" status
as per the terms of, and as of the date of expiration of, the Expired CBA shall
remain "defected" for a defined period of time, following which the Player shall
become free of the exclusive negotiating rights of his drafting Club and shall be
eligible to enter the League as an Unrestricted Free Agent. The "defected" status
of Players selected in the 2002 Entry Draft, or prior, shall expire as of June 1,
2006. The "defected" status of Players selected in the 2003 Entry Draft shall
expire as of June 1, 2007. The "defected" status of Players selected in the 2004
Entry Draft shall expire as of June 1, 2008
. Any Player who remains an Unsigned
Draft Choice at the time his "defected" status expires in accordance with this
paragraph shall be subject to having to enter the League through the Entry Level
System in accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of the Expired CBA,
including without limitation, the salary scale set forth therein, following
application of the 24 percent rollback as provided for in Paragraph 1(a) above,
provided, however, that such Players shall, at a minimum, be required to sign a
one-year Entry Level SPC to enter the League, regardless of the Player's age at
the time the SPC is signed and, provided further, the Player may negotiate for
Performance Bonuses only as permitted by the rules set forth in Article 9 and
Exhibit 5 of this Agreement governing Entry Level Performance Bonuses, and as
allowed under Article 50 of this Agreement.
Also, it is possible that the status of '05 and later Euro draftees might change back to the conditions of the old CBA - ie teams holding their rights indefinitely. All of the "Defected Player" and Group IV RFA terms from the old CBA were included in the new one, but there was a seperate letter agreement between the NHL and NHLPA that suspended those terms once a "satisfactory IIHF transfer agreement" was signed. It is silent on what happens now that that agreement has lapsed - the NHL could push to re-instate the "Defected Player" terms and return to the pre-lockout state w.r.t. Euro draftees.

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I believe there's a rule that "caught up" older European draftees (drafted prior to 2005) to the two-year rule. (And the NHL is now approaching the final catch up period.) From my notes:

European draftees from 2004 must be signed by June 1, 2008 or rights lost.
(Unless they are otherwise exempted as college students.)

(And IIRC -- off the top of my head -- 2003 draftees had to be signed by 6/1/07; 2002 and earlier had to be signed by 6/1/06.)

(I cannot find the reference from a quick search of the CBA. )
I've talked to more than one executive around the league - the rights of Russian players drafted prior to 2005 are still held indefinitely while there is no transfer agreement in place. If that's changed, it's changed in the last 3 months ... but I expect that I would have heard about it.

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1. Two (2) years.
2. If the player remains in college, the August 15 of his college graduating class; otherwise, the June 1 of his college graduating class.
3. Two (2) years.
4. For picks from 2005 and after, two (2) years. the existence [or lack of] a transfer agreement doesn't affect the length of time a team has to sign a European player; for picks from 2004 and prior, the team may hold those rights indefinitely since no transfer agreement was in place at the time.
For players leaving school early, wouldn't this be June 1st four years after their draft? Blake Wheeler is one example where the years differ for graduating vs. leaving school.

Interestingly it's possible to have a reverse of this where the team holds the players rights longer if they leave school early. Suppose a team drafted a college sophomore-to-be and the player left school early. The team would then hold his rights longer than if he had stayed in school.

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I have two quick questions.

First, are the amounts outlined by section 10.2(a)(ii) final, or do they also increase along with the cap? It doesn't state that they do, so I suspect the qualifying offer criteria is fixed.

Second, just after 10.2(a)(ii) it states that "a Qualifying Offer is not open for acceptance prior to July 1." This means that a player cannot sign a contract of equal value to the qualifying offer, or the qualifying offer itself? Just wondering if the team is able to tender an offer to the player that isn't the actual qualifying offer (that's registered with the league), but of equal value, and have him sign it prior to July 1. Otherwise that clause is some kind of built-in "force a player to see if they can get a better offer" thing.

For reference, the appropriate sections are quoted.

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Originally Posted by NHL CBA Section 10.2(a)
...
(ii) In order to receive a Right of First Refusal or Draft Choice
Compensation (at the Prior Club's option) with respect to a
Restricted Free Agent, the Prior Club of a Restricted Free Agent
must tender to the Player, no later than 5:00 p.m. New York time
on the later of June 25 or the first Monday after the Entry Draft of
the final year of the Player's SPC, a "Qualifying Offer", which
shall be an offer of an SPC, for one League Year, which is subject
to salary arbitration if such Player is otherwise eligible for salary
arbitration in accordance with Section 12.1, on at least the
following terms and conditions:
(A) if the Player's prior year's Paragraph 1 NHL Salary is less
than or equal to $660,000 for that League Year, 110% of
the prior year's Paragraph 1 NHL Salary.
(B) if the Player's prior year's Paragraph 1 NHL Salary is
greater than $660,000, but less than $1,000,000 for that
League Year, 105% of his prior year's Paragraph 1 NHL
Salary, but in no event to exceed $1,000,000.
(C) if the Player's prior year's Paragraph 1 NHL Salary is equal
to or greater than $1,000,000 for that League year, 100% of
the prior year's Paragraph 1 NHL Salary.
(D) if a Player is eligible to receive a Two-Way Qualifying
Offer, the Paragraph 1 Minor League Salary component
shall not be less than the higher of the Player's prior year's
Paragraph 1 Minor League Salary, if any, or the minimum
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A Qualifying Offer shall not be open for acceptance prior to July 1. If a
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The amounts for the qualifying offer are final and do not move wrt the Average League Salary [which is what's used for most things that are indexed] or any other number.

The player can accept another contract offer that is not the qualifying offer; the qualifying offer is simply a, "because of the CBA, we're required to offer you ______ to retain your rights - let us know if you're going to take it" offer. The acceptance of a new contract with different terms would supersede the qualifying offer.

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I aplogize for not doing my own research, but I have another question.

What would happen if an arbitration award was handed out such that it put that player's team over the cap (since it's the offseason, it would be the offseason cap)?

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What would happen if an arbitration award was handed out such that it put that player's team over the cap (since it's the offseason, it would be the offseason cap)?
I assume you mean, "over the cap by 10% as allowed in the offseason."

Answer: the team isn't in trouble [it's a move they weren't directly responsible for], but they do have to take necessary measures to get under the cap.
-- If they have the option to walk-away, they can do that.
-- If they don't have the option to walk-away, then they can buy-out players [limit 3 in this CBA] and/or make trades.

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I've looked through the Semi Complete List of Questions and I can't find this senario or maybe, Ive missed it but it begs an answer.

As a Leaf fan, we have just bought out Darcy Tucker and he will receive 6 million dollars and it will count as 1 million per year against the cap, so the question is can the Leafs re-sign Tucker, for say 500 thou and thus reduce the cap hit, from the original 3 million dollars, to what would be 1.5 million dollars, thus cutting the cap hit in half or is there a clause preventing this?

It sounds like there must be, or several teams would be doing it.

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You can resign guys you just bought out. However, what makes you think Tucker will be willing to resign at 1/6th his original salary for this year?

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I'm curious about the cap floor. What are the penalties for not reaching the floor- loss of picks? Loss of revenue sharing?

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I'm curious about the cap floor. What are the penalties for not reaching the floor- loss of picks? Loss of revenue sharing?

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No idea. When things calm down later this month, I'm going to contact the league office and ask ... someone there owes me a favor.

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There is something I was hoping someone could clarify for me. In the CBA it reads:

3.1 Term.

(a) This Agreement is effective retroactive to September 16, 2004 (the “Effective Date”), and shall remain in full force and effect until midnight New York time on September 15, 2011, and shall remain in effect from year to year thereafter unless and until either party shall deliver to the other a written notice of termination of this
Agreement at least 120 days prior to September 15, 2011 or not less than a like period in any year thereafter.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in subparagraph 3.1(a), the NHLPA shall have the right: (i) to terminate this Agreement as of September 15, 2009 by delivery of written notice of termination to the NHL at least 120 days prior to September 15, 2009; or (ii) to extend this Agreement for one additional year to September 15, 2012 by delivery of written notice to the NHL of such election to extend at least 120 days prior to September 15, 2011.

Does this mean the NHLPA could terminate the CBA this offseason?

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