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Asked Aug 31, 2018
Signing Bonuses in Potential Lockout Years

Is there a trend of players having more signing bonuses paid out in the potential lock-out years (2020-2021 & 2022-2023)?

Aug 31, 2018

There is definitely a noticeable trend of more signing bonuses in the two potential lock-out years (2020-2021 & 2022-2023) relative to other years. This is significant because signing bonuses are paid before the season, so the players will receive that money even if there is a lockout that year, as opposed to base salaries which could be lost if time is missed.

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Asked Jun 30, 2018 by Twitter
New York Islanders logo Expiration of Tavares' ability to sign an 8 Year Deal

If Free Agent's cannot sign with new teams until 12pm on July 1, why did Tavares lose the ability to sign an 8 year Extension with the Islanders at midnight on June 30?

Jun 30, 2018

This question was asked by many people on twitter.

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Asked Jun 30, 2018 by Bruce
Montreal Canadiens logo Mason Buy Out

How is Steve Mason's buyout amortized? One year left of $4.1M, how much is paid this year and subsequently, for how long?

Jun 30, 2018

Mason's buyout is amortized for 2 years (twice the remaining 1 year left), and it's $1,366,667 in 2018-19 and 2019-2020.

Check out the article on Buy-Out's 

Don't forget to use our Buy-Out Calculator which you can do from any Player's Page or from the Buy-Out Calculator Page 

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