Welcome to our first mail call of the regular season. Looking at the standings, the 3-1 start looks pretty good. Watching the games or diving into the stats on the other hand has led to a lot of uncertainty about this team. Luckily we are very smart and have all the answers that Leafs Nation seeks. Let’s get at it…
Interest in non Leafs Q ? Curious about how cap/NHL rules work re retained salary transactions.
— John Stevens (@john__stevens) January 18, 2021
We decided to hand this question over to our resident Brendan Pridham, Earl Schwartz. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who understands the CBA and the salary cap better than Earl, and we’ll continue to exploit his knowledge until a team hires him away from us.
In the realm of CBA topics, retained salary is relatively simple! Teams cannot retain more than 50% of a player’s cap hit in a single transaction. If a player has a $4m cap hit and the trading team agrees to retain 50%, the receiving team gets said player at a cap hit of $2m and the original team retains a cap hit of $2m. If the player’s salary …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation