Tag Archive for 2013 CBA

New CBA Limits on Burying Contracts in the Minors

The 2005 CBA contained a loophole though which clubs could make a player’s cap hit “disappear” by sending the player to the AHL. This was commonly referred to as “burying” a contract. The 2013 CBA closed this loop-hole. The new rule, in its simplest form: for all players in the minors, any cap hit above…

NHL 2013 CBA: ARTICLE 12 – SALARY ARBITRATION

Well, RFA season is upon us, with questions about offer sheets, arbitration eligibility, arbitration deadlines, qualifying offers, etc.. ARTICLE 12 – SALARY ARBITRATION 12.1 Eligibility for Player or Club Election of Salary Arbitration a)     A Player is eligible for salary arbitration if the Player meets the qualifications set forth in the following chart and in…

2013 UPDATE: NHL Waiver Rules in Plain English

The NHL waiver rules manage to confuse everyone sooner or later, even the experts. So I took a stab at translating them. Here’s my version of Article 13 of the CBA, in plain English: ARTICLE 13 – WAIVERS AND LOANS OF PLAYERS 13.2 The “Playing Season Waiver Period” The “Playing Season Waiver Period” (which I…