how do incentives work in the cap?

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  1. Jocus

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    If we take Lindros as an example. Let's say he gets paid 1 million of base pay with the potential to touch 5 million with incentives. does that extra 4 million count towards the team's cap?

    So, they should be a lot lower at the start of the year, in case every player touches the cap?

    I don't want to start a flame or anything about Lindros or the Leafs. I just know he'll have an incentive heavy contract and he's been in the news.
     
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    Contract incentives are only allowed in specific cases (which Lindros doesn't qualify for) but no, they apparently don't count against the cap.
     
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    I have listened to Gord Kirke on the radio say that they are counted against the cap as they are earned (as opposed to bonuses for ELS guys, whose non-league-paid bonuses count whether earned or not).
     
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    Far be it for me to disagree, at least in part, but here's a quote from an e-mail I received from Lightning GM Jay Feaster:

    (emphasis mine)

    He went on with a commentary about that, which I'll refrain from repeating. :)

    I don't think bonuses for *rookies* count against the cap, tho.
     
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    Rookie bonuses do count or Bobby Clarke would not have been so reluctant to sign Carter or Richards to the max rookie bonuses.
     
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