stinkycookie116 wrote:but i voted that cooke would get signed for below 2, and morris would be the laughingstock.
mindbender wrote:This deal has to be about the term (length) of the contract. I just can't see how Cooke could turn down 1.2 Mil.
yammi wrote:Magnum ... I think you've hit on something ... maybe the Cooke contract delay is tied to 2nd line play.
Cooke clearly has aspirations to be more than a 3rd liner but the Sedins are getting the 2nd-line ice time (and Nonis will continue to push for that if he wants them to be happy enough to re-sign with Vancouver next summer ... because the twins will definitely be looking to move to another team if they are demoted to 3rd liners here this season).
If Cooke is paid less than the 1.2 the Sedins get, this fits with his 3rd line status ... but if he gets more than the Sedin's 1.2, then this logically indicates that he is more valuable than the twins and warrants more ice time ... perhaps the solution is to give him the same contract as the twins (which he'd probably take once he holds out for awhile and starts thinking about Peter Schaefer's year in Turku when that guy tried the same gambit with Burkie).
feritflame wrote:..but what else can you give him? a slap on the back? thats pretty much all hes got...
magnum44 wrote:Does anyone know how incentives/bonus' are dealt with under the new CBA? If a guy makes his bonuses and it puts a team over the cap is the team fined or does the overage get allocated against next years cap? I know I read somewhere that either Allison or Lindros had the potential to make 4.5 mil tthis year if they hit their bonuses, but both are listed as 1.5 mil against the cap. Anyone know if some of the contracts with Sedins, Ohlund, Carter, etc. contain a significant component of incentive based pay, or are they all just salary. Seems to me we could sweeten Cookes contract with some incentives. 1mil-1.2m base with bonuses, ensures Cooke plays hard even if he is disgruntled and ensures we don't overpay.