1 Chris Pronger 4,921,429
2 Kimmo Timonen 6,333,333
3 Matt Carle 3,437,500
4 Braydon Coburn 3,200,000
5 Andrej Meszaros 4,000,000
6 Sean O'Donnell 1,000,000
7 Oskars Bartulis 600,000
1 Michael Leighton 1,550,000
2 Brian Boucher 925,000
1 Scott Hartnell 4,200,000
2 Simon Gagne 5,250,000
3 James Van Riemsdyk 1,654,167
4 Jody Shelley 1,100,000
5 Danny Briere 6,500,000
6 Jeff Carter 5,000,000
7 Mike Richards 5,750,000
8 Blair Betts 700,000
9 Ville Leino 800,000
10 Claude Giroux 821,667
11 Ian Laperierre 1,166,667
12 Andreas Nodl 850,000
I excluded Cote, Powe, and Carcillo. How is this supposed to work????
Are you sure? The CBA was extended another year, so as I understand it the bonus cushion is in effect this upcoming year.
The CBA, having been extended until the 2011-2012 season (its final season), the 2010-2011 season no longer has the possibility of being the final year of the CBA and therefore the bonus cushion is in effect.
Given the fact that Homer is running the show, I'm terrified of who we're going to move. Our forwards were fine, but he's complicated the whole thing by signing Shelley and O'Donnell and putting us up against the cap. Those two moves were totally unnecessary.
NHL contracts are guaranteed. There is no renegotiating. Ever.
There are buyouts, waivers, and trading though.
Wow, I didn't know that. I knew they were guaranteed in the sense that you can't just cut a guy NFL-style, but I didn't realize the CBA didn't allow a team & player to make a mutual decision to renegotiate a deal. So all they could do is extend a guy, and his cap # changes to the AAV of the extension once the original deal's up?
Is there any reason (some rule I'm not aware of) that the Flyers couldn't renegotiate somebody's deal to lower their AAV? I was thinking Timonen if he was interested...
That's the official rule from the NHL:
RENEGOTIATION OF CONTRACTS
Will Clubs be able to renegotiate contracts with players?
No. Player contracts will not be renegotiated (upward or downward) during their term. Extensions may be negotiated but only in the final year of the contract and only if such extension is for an amount that can be accommodated in a Club's upper limit for the current year or as computed for future years.
However, what makes the cap situation not as good for the Flyers is that they have not amassed prospects and picks like Chicago has done despite Chicago disrupting their Stanley Cup roster. Oh and yes Chicago has that Cup....we don't ....36 years and counting. Chicago at least is setting themselves up going forward still....we're scrambling before that 2-3 window slams shut.
The Flyers have the lowest amount of available cap space in the league, according to capgeek.com. But Chicago is in much worse shape; the Blackhawks have about $3.6 of cap space but only have 14 players under contract. The Flyers have signed 21 players.
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