Performance Bonuses

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  1. TehDoak

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    According to the CBA (50.2.c)

    There are very strict standards, however, would it be possible use to the last section (the highlighted section) as an end around for Team based performance bonuses? For example, a "reporting bonus" for "game 1 of the SCF" or "Team Stanley Cup Parade activity"
     
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    The question is whether those situations fall under the definition of Performance Bonsues instead:

    Since the reporting bonus isn't achievable unless the Club reaches certain a certain level of performace (here, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals or winning the Stanley Cup), then I'd bet the league would look at such a clause and declare that it is in fact a Performance Bonus - and thus unless the player fit the criteria in (2) of (C) in the quote, would refuse to accept the contract as a result.
     
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    Reporting Bonuses are for reporting to training camp.

    It's curious that the New CBA did not include definitions for "Roster Bonus" and "Reporting Bonus" in Article 1 (Definitions) - it does define "Signing Bonus" though:

    The expired CBA did include "Roster Bonus" and "Reporting Bonus"in the Article 1 definitions:

     
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    You make digging this stuff out of the CBA fun. :D
     

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