Jul 19, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT
Kypreos reports the per-season breakdowns of the 14-year deal work like this:
First four seasons (2012-16): $1 million in salary, $13 million in signing bonuses
Seasons five and six (2016-18): $4 million in salary, $8 million in signing bonuses
Seasons seven to 10 (2018-22): $6 million in salary
Season 11 (2022-23): $3 million in salary
Seasons 12 to 14: (2023-26): $1 million in salary
Okay, what it means for you non-mathletes out there…
— It’s a $7.9 million annual cap hit.
— The deal will play $68 million in total signing bonuses.
— In the first six years, the deal will pay $80 million.
As Kypreos notes, the structure of the deal might make matching difficult for Nashville. The prospect of shelling out $80 million over the next six years might be too much for the organization (which, it should be noted, was sold in 2007 for $193 million.)
We’ll have more throughout the day.
- How bad are things for the Kings after Monday? 4
- Lightning clinch playoff berth, but did they lose Hedman? 6
- Blackhawks tease good injury news for Kane 7
- Tough times in Tampa: Garrison out 3-4 weeks after ‘pretty dirty’ Abdelkader hit 22
- Playoff watch — what the bubble teams need to do 29
- NHL on NBCSN: Stakes high for Kings, ‘Hawks tonight 21
- Blackhawks’ Sharp: ‘We knew we had to get two points’ 12
- Video: Brian Engblom takes a puck to the head 13
- Flames jump back into third in Pacific, beat Preds 6
- Letang concussed, Penguins will dress five defensemen 18