Tag Archive for salary cap

Are the Kings “screwed”? (And is it news?)

I told you all many months ago that the Kings would have to get rid of two of their $3MM+ contracts in order to get under the cap. I gave a short list of (pick two of) Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene. This was of course long before we all knew…

Weber Offer Sheet: CIRCUMVENTION?

One interpretation of Philly’s offer sheet is that they’re trying to make it actually impossible for Nashville to come up with the money. They’re not trying to force Nashville into a cap-crisis (which is a strategy the CBA anticipates). They’re trying to force more money into season one of the deal than is allowed by the CBA, for the purpose of undermining Nashville’s ability to compete.

Shea Weber CBA offer sheet compensation CHEAT SHEET

I’ve been reading some crazy stuff on the topic of Shea Weber’s offer sheet. I just wanted to jot down some quick thoughts before bed. Nashville has seven days to match the offer sheet signed by Weber. If they match, the offer sheet becomes a valid contract between Weber and Nashville. If they don’t, the…

No, the new CBA won’t limit contracts to five years

Whatever the new CBA does to put the damper on the “big tail” contracts, it’s going to have to be with an eye toward incremental change. Off the top of my head, I expect:

  • Contracts for players under the age of 35 will not be allowed to take the player past 40, and maybe that number should be lower, 37-ish.
  • There will be some kind of tail-to-dog ratio rule. Something that limits, for example, the top paying 4 or 5 years of a deal to a certain percentage of the lowest paying 4 or 5 years of the deal.

Q: Are the Suter/Parise deals a circumvention of the CBA? A: No

I’ve read a few comments around the interpucks complaining about the questionable legality of the new matching mega-deals for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. I saw several variations on “tell me how this is any different than the Kovalchuk contract!” Okay, I’ll tell you. (If you want to drill deeper into this topic, I highly…

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…

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…

Is signing Jarret Stoll a “must-do”?

If you’re comparing Stoll to Loktionov, don’t forget that Loktionov is going to get older and better, while Stoll is going to get older and worse. I don’t think Loktionov is going to have too much trouble scoring 20+ goals a year, once he starts getting a regular shift. Do you want to see him do that on another team?

Bob McKenzie: 2012-13 cap ceiling is $70.3MM

I don’t see how McKenzie can say the cap for next season “is” $70.3MM. For one thing, players haven’t voted on whether or not to add the 5% inflator. (I guess I need to check to see if the inflator is even employed in the last season of the current CBA.) Still, interesting potential news.…

Which Kings are among the 10 best NHL contracts?

The 10 Best Contracts in the NHL 4. Dustin Brown Cap hit of $3.175 million Six-year deal, expires after 2013-14 season With how well Brown has played down the stretch and in the postseason, one has to wonder if more teams will start leaking trade rumors in order to spark a player? The Kings were…