Question regarding to Krill Kolstov (canucks prospect)

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  1. Kesler Kills Kommies

    Kesler Kills Kommies Registered User

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    since he never played in the nhl, is he still considered a rookie at such age? so even IF he plays like crosby as a defenseman in the RSL, the canucks can only give him 850,000 dollars due to the cap, right?

    thanks for explaining
     
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    He could earn up to three million dollars if you factor in performance bonuses. If his contract is bonus-laden and if Koltsov reaches his performance targets, he will earn much more than $850,000. Even if Koltsov doesn't reach his bonuses, the Canucks are probably going to have to tread carefully around the salary cap because if Koltsov suddenly explodes after the trade deadline, reaches his bonuses, pushes Vancouver over the cap, then then Canucks will be penalized.
     
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    Last time I checked, performance bonuses are counted towards the cap whether they are reached or not. They can be deferred towards next year's cap though.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, since he's played in the AHL with a Canucks contract, the same rules may not apply...
     
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    doesn't matter if you play in the NHL or not, the rookie cap is only for rookie contracts, after the rookie contract is over, you can sign for any amount.
     

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