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Signing bonus plus salary can’t exceed $14MM

So there’s no “$24 million” upfront. Sorry. The CBA limits salary plus bonuses in any given year to 20% of the upper limit in the year in which the contract is signed. Winger Zach Parise has a once-in-a lifetime chance to get maximum dollars in unrestricted free agency. He can write his own ticket. If…

Cheesecakes?

Now that @Dustinpenner25 has signed on for one more year I stocked the team snack room. #mmmmmcheese twitter.com/DustinBrown23/… — dustin brown (@DustinBrown23) July 1, 2012  

King Parise?

As I tweeted a few hours ago, if the Parise market is indeed in the high $6MM AAV range (we keep hearing 12 years, $80MM-ish), that’s not outrageous for the Kings. $80MM divided by 12 is $6.67, lower than Kopitar’s 6.8, lower than Doty’s 7. Even with Penner re-signing at $3.25MM, there’s room. How much…

Not the behavior of a player who intends to re-sign:

Zach Parise‘s day on Sunday should prove to be a fascinating one. While it’s expected he’ll get a big offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins, he’ll be hanging in Toronto with his agents waiting to see what everyone else throws his way. Parise’s agent Wade Arnott tells Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice that his client…

People have asked: why keep Jonathan Bernier?

Mixed in with the initial tweets announcing Jonathan Quick’s pending mega-deal was this: Next move the #LAKINGS will be to trade Jonathan Bernier who has asked to be moved. #devils #Leafs #blackhawks all possibilties June 28, 2012 1:34 PM via webReplyRetweetFavorite @andystrickland Andy Strickland Lisa Dillman, the voice of reason: Again, this does not mean…

Quick’s deal is a steal

Stanley Cup champion, Conn Smythe-winning, Vezina-nominated, franchise-record-breaking, groin-stretching, F-bomb-dropping, mind-controlling goaltender Jonathan Quick will, in two days, officially sign a ten year, $58 million contract, rumored to be paying him seven million for each of seven years, followed by three million for each of the last three, at which point — 2023 — we’ll all…