As we get closer and closer to the expiration of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, and hopefully the creation of a new one — not to mention that I feel I’ve just about covered every critical topic — I thought I’d put together a recap of sorts, since it would be nice to have everything in one place for people to quickly and easily see what they may have missed.
Waivers and Re-entry Waivers and why it means Marc-Andre Bourdon has a far better chance of making this team than Erik Gustafsson.
35+ Contracts and why Chris Pronger can never retire.
Slide Contracts also known as the reason the Flyers would sign Scott Laughton now, even with the 50-contract limit.
Long Term Injured Reserve and the Cap and why placing someone on LTIR is not the same as cap space.
Tagging Space and why the Flyers could not re-sign Matt Carle (and Ville Leino the year before) during the season.
One-way versus two-way contracts and why EA has steered everybody wrong. Hint: Gustafsson’s two-way contract has nothing to do with his ability to be sent to the AHL.
The 100 Percent Rule and how Max Talbot violated it.
Contract Buy-outs and Oskars Bartulis
The Kovalchuk Rule which came about directly as a result of the Devils’ gaming the system when signing the Unrestricted Free Agent.
The Bonus Cushion and Bonus Overages and why Brayden Schenn started the year in the AHL to reduce his cap hit.