Commissioner Beketov 7,875 Posted Thursday at 04:47 PM Commissioner Share Posted Thursday at 04:47 PM Normally we wouldn't really bother with a full announcement just for cap stuff but a lot is changing here as we continue to make required changes on account of hybrid attributes and the VHLE; so I figured it might be worth the visibility, especially for the @VHL GM's. Let's get straight into it shall we? Rookie Contract Structure Change First up, the @BOG has noticed that because people are getting to the VHL generally later in their careers, by design, that also means that players who would normally be on cheap "rookie" deals are occasionally starting their VHL careers already into the "prime" seasons of their career. This obviously makes it much less enticing to bring up older VHLE players as opposed to new draftees since prime contracts cost more at the same TPE levels. We are alleviating this burden slightly by making every player's first season a guaranteed "rookie" season. This means that even if someone comes up to the VHL in their 5th season, when they would normally be on a prime contract, they will receive a rookie contract for their first season. After that first season they will return to prime contracts. Backup Exemption Increase Minor and quick but as TPE levels have increased so have the amount of TPE backup goaltenders have. Therefore we are slightly increasing the cap exemption of backup goaltenders from $2M to $2.5M. Salary Bracket Adjustments In a similar vein to the above 2 we have decided to slightly modify the salary brackets, mainly so that prime cap hits are a bit less of a heavy hit than they previously were. the Salary brackets going forward will be: Quote TPA Bracket Rookie Prime Under 400 $1 500 000 $1 500 000 401-500 $1 750 000 $2 000 000501-600 $2 000 000 $2 500 000601-700 $2 500 000 $3 000 000 701-800 $3 000 000 $3 500 000801-900 $3 500 000 $4 500 000901-1000 $4 000 000 $5 000 000 1001-1100 $4 500 000 $5 500 000 1101+ $5 000 000 $6 000 000 This obviously does a few things but as mentioned the key is making prime contracts a bit cheaper as well as making rookie contracts a bit more expensive at the higher levels. Temporary Cap Adjustment All of the above should help alleviate cap pressure a bit but to be sure we are temporarily increasing the salary cap from $42M to $44M. This increase is not expected to last as the above re-structuring takes place but should help things go through a little more smoothly. vincentlg2007, CowboyinAmerica, leandrofg and 8 others 9 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now