How could Bieksa make $4.5m in bonuses when he's not even eligible for bonuses? So where did you see this $11.5m for Bieksa garbage? Just to enlighten you, only entry level contracts can have bonus packages. This is Bieksa's third contract. Or two past his entry level deal.
His five year deal is broken down as follows:
7 + 4.5 + 5 + 4 + 2.5 = 23m
23/5 = 4.6m cap hit
Although a team can call money a signing bonus it has to be included in the cap hit. So I'll ask again: Where is this 11.5m BS of yours come from? Drunk, dreaming, or just plain pulling crap out your arse again?
Capgeek.You are such an enlightening mass of humanity,Baggins.When it says 7m salary and 4.5 m bonus I count $11.5.Maybe it is 4.6 and a 2.4 signing bonus but ,whatever.I just read it,I don't write it.http://capgeek.com/p...play.php?id=663
Bieksa's deal was for five years at $23 million, a cap hit of $4.6 million. That's $1.1 million more than he made last year, but he said he was willing to take a hometown discount in order to re-sign. Plus, a significant signing bonus means he will make $7 million next season. LENGTH:
5 YEAR(S) VALUE:
STANDARD EXPIRY STATUS:
UFA SEASON AHL SALARY NHL SALARY P. BONUSES S. BONUS CAP HIT 2011-12 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $0 $4,500,000 $4,600,000
2012-13 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $3,500,000 $4,600,000
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 $1,000,000 $4,600,000
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $1,000,000 $4,600,000
2015-16 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $0 $0 $4,600,000