I also wonder if they're formally announcing Bergy's return that they will do the same with 46.This would appear to be something of a hint/teaser, no?
That's how they've always done these. Chara (more than once) and Iginla each had the 10-game clause to get their full bonus.The incentive is 10 games played and he gets the $2.5 million. Creative.
The door is shut on buying out Foligno. They had the option to do so early in the offseason and didn't. There is a possible second window they could get if Zacha actually gets to the arb hearing, but for the 2nd window teams can only buyout players making more than $4 million. Foligno makes $3.8 million.A Foligno buyout would be another way to make room for Krejci and/or sign Zacha.
But maybe where it had been reported that Bergeron helped convince Foligno to sign with the B's in the first place, it would make for a bit of an awkward situation?
Nick Foligno Reveals How Patrice Bergeron Factored Into Free Agency Decision
Thanks for the heads up. I see that clause now on Cap Friendly.The door is shut on buying out Foligno. They had the option to do so early in the offseason and didn't. There is a possible second window they could get if Zacha actually gets to the arb hearing, but for the 2nd window teams can only buyout players making more than $4 million. Foligno makes $3.8 million.
So the NHL doesn't have the NFL's LTBE/NLTBE kinda thing for cap purposes? Would seem to be prudent. Krejci could get away with whatever, but Bergeron they'd be boned.Bit cheeky with the bonus. Feels like a 1980's 49ers salary move. Love that he's back, he's got one more good one in him. Please stay healthy.
It's pretty standard in the NHL, this is not even the first time the Bruins have done it. They did it a few times with Chara when he started going year-to-year contract wise and they also used it with Iginla.Bit cheeky with the bonus. Feels like a 1980's 49ers salary move. Love that he's back, he's got one more good one in him. Please stay healthy.
Basically sounds like he said and did all the things we all think we would do if so blessed with the talent to earn megabucks playing a game we loved as kids.Bergy did his press conference.
Said he couldn't envision game 7 against Carolina being his last game. Fire, passion and desire are still there. Said "one more year" a bunch but also non-commital on it actually being his last year. He said he's fortunate to have made more money than he ever could've dreamed of, leaving a few dollars on the table so they could ice a good team was no biggie and something that started here before him. Had elbow surgery but should be ready for camp. He was asked if he talked to other teams, specifically Montreal due to the Hughes connection and he chuckled and said Hughes knew not to bother (good call, Amonte).
He did say he told Sweeney his decision before 7/13 (UFA).
Great read, basically proves everything I've thought about him coming from his teammates. Bergy has always been my favorite athlete by a mile. Saw him in Whole Foods in Beacon Hill back in the mid 2000's in the line next to me and its the only time I've ever been excited to see an athlete/celeb in person.