I hear what you are saying, but virtually everyone agrees that if he was slated to make $18.5M over the next three years - and wouldn't get it without it - he'd be on the ice.
As it is, he collects $5.5M as a bonus prize over the next three years.
There's a damn good reason they outlawed these types of contracts...
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Late to the discussion, but...
Yes, when this contract was inked, it was an unspoken acknowledgement that toward the end, he could/would retire.
Let’s also be objective and say that players who would be paid a ton of money are more motivated to play out their contracts if they would not receive the $ otherwaise. That’s just true, and anyone who says otherwise isn’t being honest.
All that said, the evidence s
Kinda shared your thought. Thank God these kind of deals are finally running their course. at least until the next CBA.
It takes on a funny odor especially when one considers he played every game last year with the same wonky back, now I watched close to every game and he was clearly laboring but he was out there every night.
Then, throw in that he was spotted all summer long golfing with Karlsson, Hedman and others in Sweden and then in Scotland.
I truly believe his