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04-10-2010, 02:58 AM
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Rookie cap hits? For example Matt Duchene

This is how I had understood Duchene's situation against Avs cap:

Salary: 900K
Bonus: 2.5M
Gets paid: 3.4M
Cap hit: 3.4M

but now someone said it is:

Salary: 900K
Bonus: 2.5M
Gets paid: 3.4M
(this far I agree totally)
Cap hit: 900K


Which one is correct or are both wrong?

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This is how I had understood Duchene's situation against Avs cap:

Salary: 900K
Bonus: 2.5M
Gets paid: 3.4M
Cap hit: 3.4M

but now someone said it is:

Salary: 900K
Bonus: 2.5M
Gets paid: 3.4M
(this far I agree totally)
Cap hit: 900K


Which one is correct or are both wrong?
Well according to capgeek.com his cap hit is 3.2 million
900k salary 2.3 million bonuses.
His total deal is averaged over the length of his contract and that is the cap hit. Even if he does not make all his bonuses they are calculated as he had got paid.

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Well according to capgeek.com his cap hit is 3.2 million
900k salary 2.3 million bonuses.
His total deal is averaged over the length of his contract and that is the cap hit. Even if he does not make all his bonuses they are calculated as he had got paid.
I thought that bonuses are only calculated against the cap hit so long as the bonuses are still achievable?

For example (random numbers here): If a bonus was to pay 600k if the player plays 41 games in the season. And game 43 comes around and he's only played 1 game so far - he can no longer reach 41GP for the season, so therefore the bonus is removed and his cap hit then would be 200k lower (600k averaged over 3 years) than it was on game 42.

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I thought that bonuses are only calculated against the cap hit so long as the bonuses are still achievable?

For example (random numbers here): If a bonus was to pay 600k if the player plays 41 games in the season. And game 43 comes around and he's only played 1 game so far - he can no longer reach 41GP for the season, so therefore the bonus is removed and his cap hit then would be 200k lower (600k averaged over 3 years) than it was on game 42.
Sort of.

All possible bonuses (earned or not) are included in the players cap hit - the sum of all salary and bonuses divided by number of years.

If a bonus becomes impossible to earn the team receives a cap credit in the cash (non-averaged) amount of that bonus for the remainder of that year only.

In your example (*) if the player had a $600K bonus in year 1 of a 3 yr ELS SPC and that bonus became impossible to earn - at that point the team would receive a cap credit for the full $600K (the team's Averaged Club Salary would be reduced by $600K). The bonus would still be counted in the averaged cap hit for years 2 & 3 at $200K/yr.

(*) Games Played bonuses are not treated as performance bonuses. The only allowable performance bonuses in ELS SPCs (and ELS deals are the only multi year SPCs with bonuses) are those listed in Exhibit 5 of the CBA. Games Played bonuses are permitted in ELS deals, but they are assumed earned and treated just like Paragraph 1 Salary (ie they are included in the $900K ELS max salary).

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