2 thoughts on “Get To Know The New CBA

  • January 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Those Mirtle articls are really old, are you sure you linked correctly?

    Heres some questions I have:

    Mirtle’s first article was very interesting and obviously has huge Hawk implications…I haven’t heard anything about those proposals recently…did any of them get into the final CBA? ie are there any alterations to contracts signed under the old CBA (ie should Hossa retire prior to finishing his contract, will his $ come off the cap) or is it Grandfathered to be treated under the previous CBA?

    Building off that, are the only contract changes aimed at “taking care of” the Hossa-esque contact loophole the limit of 7/8 years and the max variance of the year to year actual salary (is the 35+ rule is still in place)?

    Regarding buy outs, are teams only allowed to buy out players that they had on their roster as of the ratification of this CBA? In other words, since the Hawks don’t have any glaring contracts to buy out, could they trade for another teams albatross contract in order to buy it out (and receive another useful piece). For example, could the Hawks trade a bag of pucks to the Isles for DiPietro and Griffin Reinhart and then buy out DiPietro (in essence, paying $24M for the rights to Reinhart)? Obviously this is an (the most) extreme/improbable case, but I’m just using it as an example. There could be some quite interesting trade scenarios.

  • January 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Hmmm, well that really sucks about penalizing backdiving contracts signed under the previous CBA. Should Hossa retire after the 2016-2017 season (he’ll be 38) or anytime thereafter, the Hawks will have an annual cap hit of $4.275M through the 2020-2021 season

    Should Keith retire when he turns 38 (after the 2020-2021 season), the Hawks would have a $3.74M cap hit for the last two years of his contract. Should he retire after he turns 35 (after the 2018-2019 season), the Hawks would have a $3.1M cap hit for the last 4 years of his contract.

    Its not inconceivable by any stretch of the imagination that these two contracts could result in the Hawks accruing cap penalties of nearly 10% of their cap for a few years.

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