CBA Questions: Future Considerations and Options

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  1. McManked

    McManked Ooh to be a Gooner

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    After being interested in the CBA, I decided to download and read the official CBA from the NHL. Unfortunately, it wasn't written in English :sarcasm: . I have a few questions that I was hoping that you guys would be able to answer.

    1. When you trade future considerations, is it similar to a conditional draft pick? What is it?

    2. I know options on contracts are not allowed in the NHL, but WHY? It seems like it would be a great way to keep the flow in the NHL, so those "Big Risk" contracts (see Rick DiPietro, Wade Redden, Scott Gomez, Jason Spezza) would be less likely to hinder a team over the course of a DECADE.

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    re question 2........... if a team doesn't want a "big risk" contract it is simple....don't sign one.
    english version is here-http://www.nhlpa.com/About-Us/CBA/
     
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    Understandable, but I still think to open up the flow of players going from one team to another, options should be allowed.
     
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    There are lots of options......trades, buyouts, free agency.........there is no shortage of player movement.

    If you are suggesting that a team should be able to walk from a contract if things don't go their way I disagree.
     
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    Future considerations can be pretty much anything except cash. It is typically something non tangible - rights to swap draft picks, a commitment to pick or pick a player in an expansion draft, etc - however, all of the parameters of the consideration must be defined when the trade is made and cannot be left TBD.

    Because player/team options mess up cap hit calculations (which are based on avg salary over a deal) - and depending on how they are accounted for could lead to cap circumvention.

    There are rules that grandfathered in existing options - but new SPCs with options could lead to cap loopholes.
     

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