Some Teams Seem To Be More Generous Than Others With Trade Clauses

Contracts. The never ending topic of discussion. We live with it in our day to day life but it is prominent in the sports’ world where professional athletes are tied to teams through contracts. Depending on the league and the sport, they differ ever so slightly but in the NHL, they are all relatively similar in nature. You have the rookie contract or Entry Level (ELC) which comes with its own cap limit, then it’s open season for players to start making their big bucks. Like anywhere else, some are more fortunate than others and while most is based on talent, other factors such as the General Manager you’re negotiating with can have an impact on the money, term and even clauses attached to that contract.

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Lots Of Changes In The Atlantic Division – Which Team Is The Most Improved?

Unusual season, unusual playoffs (or play-ins), the COVID Cup, and definitely a very unusual off-season. Teams across the NHL have to deal with a new reality, one that has seen NHL revenues crash to almost nothing. The effect on everyone is enormous. Teams and league laying off staff. A salary cap originally predicted to be around the $88 million mark had General Managers planning their signatures. With it staying at $81.5 million for the foreseeable future, players in search of contracts are squeezed into lesser deals. Some, too greedy to start with, find themselves without a job. GMs try to unload salary to be cap compliant, instead of adding to it as they were planning. And they have to do all of that while thinking of the upcoming Expansion Draft next summer.

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