Cap rules: The final two years of the contract can not be worth less than half of either of the first two years of the deal. But signing bonuses aren't counted. That means Ehrhoff and Richards can make a kajllion bajillion dollars in years one and two of their deals, but pennies in years 100 and 101 of their deals. The use of signing bonuses violates the principle behind the cap rule stated above. Am i missing the point of why that rule was even put into place if it is unenforcable? Meanwhile, Talbots contract is under review. The final two years of Talbot's deal are reportedly worth $1 million per year. This would violate cap rules as the final two years of the contract can not be worth less than half of either of the first two years of the deal. The first two years of Talbot's contract are worth $2.5 million and $2.25 million respectively. It's like the Flyers did that on purpose just to point out how pointless the rule is. lol @ Talbot's being 'the problem contract.'