No.BongoBong wrote: ↑Dec 2nd, 2018 5:43 pmI would be interested how the contract itself actually looks but I am pretty sure the contract itself is 41.7 million. The reason that site shows the higher salary is because it is taking into account the cap hit for this year which is inflated.
Basically the amount of money he is getting is 41.7 million and the cap hit for years 2-6 is the same now then if he had signed for 41.7 million at the beginning of the year. I just don't see this as the smart management and cap circumvention that some people think it is.
The real contract is 7.5 mil a year if he had signed at the start. From the Star:
“As more than one agent noted this weekend, the annual average value of Nylander’s contract isn’t technically $6.9 million — on paper it’s $7.5 million, a $45-million deal minus the $3.2 million he’ll forego for sitting out the opening two months of the season. That $7.5-million paper average makes a decent run at the $8.5-million annual average currently paid to Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers winger who stood as another comparable in negotiations. Draisaitl went into Sunday tied for 19th in the NHL points race. As one player agent said of Nylander’s contract: “It’s better than Draisaitl’s.” By what rationale? Nylander secured $24.3 million in signing bonuses; Draisaitl got $14 million. And Nylander will hit unrestricted free agency sooner than Draisaitl, which presents the opportunity for an earlier pay bump.”