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Some thoughts on salary cap improvements for the next CBA

By , September 1, 2010 2:23 pm
The NHL / PA would be wise to plan ahead for the battle to come..

The NHL / PA would be wise to plan ahead for the battle to come..

So I’ve been mulling over some ideas on how to improve the NHL’s salary cap. I think we know the NHL’s cap has issues, and this is proven in contracts such as Kovalchuk’s, Luongo’s, Hossa’s and more. As well, I think the guaranteed contracts are a bit of an issue (but I have a pretty simple thought that still keeps the guaranteed funds).

Player cap calculation

Currently, a player’s salary cap is calculated in a fairly simple way. Add up all the salary values of the contract and divide by the number of years the contract is for, and you get your cap hit. Players signed to a contract that starts at age 35 and over have their cap hit stay on the team’s payroll (i.e. cap hit) no matter what (well with some very very unlikely exceptions).

As we’ve seen with Kovalchuk’s rejected contract as well as several other contracts Continue reading 'Some thoughts on salary cap improvements for the next CBA'»

Circumventing the Cap

By , July 20, 2010 3:23 pm
Im rich byatch!

Im rich, byatch!

The title of this article sounds like some sort of ski or snowboard movie, possibly starring a young Keanu Reeves or Christian Slater. However, I’m of course talking about teams like the Devils and Canucks and Flyers who have successfully or not so successfully (looking at you, Holmgren) circumvented the NHL’s salary cap.

There are a few different ideas out there to prevent teams from circumventing the cap. I figured since it’s the topic du jour, I’d throw out my own suggestion (which might already be an idea out there)…. Continue reading 'Circumventing the Cap'»

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