Expensive salaries in the new CBA

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  1. Sens4Cup

    Sens4Cup Registered User

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    I have a few concerns, that I'm hopeful someone can clear up. In terms of maximum player contracts, if a player is making 20% of the max payroll can he then not be traded to a team which is under the max? Or would his salary automatically reflect the change, so if he went from 7 million on a 35 million dollar team, would his salary be cut to 6 million on a 30 million dollar team? Or would it be impossible to trade players making more than 20% of a smaller payroll team to that team?

    In terms of guys like Iginla I think this clause has some significant consequences. If the Flames for example have a 30 million dollar payroll, that means they can't pay Iginla more than 6 million, though lots of teams are willing to pay that much for him. So will there be a way to fit a marquee player in a small payroll?
     
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    the 20% max is based on the 39 mil cap , not individual teams payrolls and where they max out at per owners discretion

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    it is important to keep in mind that the cap number of $39M is for salaries paid during the season, not total contract value for a season.

    so in season trades can happen where salaries don't match if one team has cap room to add and another needs to get lower.
     
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