On the NHLPA front, there has been some buzz about whether a deal for Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski will go through this summer, as well as the possibility of the players getting a raise or two.
It’s been said the NHL should take the Thornton and Pavelski deals up to 2021-22, as that is the only year they would be eligible to get raises.
That would make them worth a combined $3.25 million per year, which is a bit more than the $3 million per season they got last season.
The Thornton deal has been a source of debate for quite some time now.
There are a few different sides to this debate.
One thing to keep in mind is that Thornton signed a one-year, $5 million deal, and the NHL Players’ Association (NPA) has not been shy about saying the deal was not as good as it could have been.
That’s a good thing, because it means the deal should be done soon.
There was also some speculation Thornton was going to get a raise, as the NHL’s minimum wage was set to rise to $15 an hour by 2022-23.
If the NPA’s demand for the raise were to be met, the deal would be off the table.
However, there is also the issue of Thornton being under contract for another three years.
In his last contract with the team, Thornton was a restricted free agent, meaning he was not guaranteed any money.
Thornton has said the biggest reason he wanted to leave was to try to play in the NHL, so it seems likely the deal will be done this summer.
The only question is whether the players will get a salary bump in 2019-20 or 2020-21, which would mean Thornton would be making $7.5 million per.
In terms of Thornton’s contract, the most interesting part of this is what the cap hit is going to be.
The cap hit for the two Thornton deals is $5.25-million, which puts Thornton at $6.1 million per next season.
The rest of the cap is $3-million.
So the question becomes, would the two deals have a cap hit of $6 million next season?
According to CapFriendly.com, Thornton’s deal will cost the NHL $6,934,076 next season, with $2.2 million of that going to Thornton.
If Thornton gets a raise of $1 million, he would be worth $6-million per, and if he gets a lower raise, he’d be worth an extra $1-million or $2-million more.
That means the two sides are going to have to make a decision as to how they want to split the remaining $6 billion.
The two sides will likely have to discuss this over the next couple of weeks, with Thornton likely to receive the biggest raise in terms of the money he would make, while the NPSAA will likely negotiate for a slightly lower salary cap hit, though this could be because of the fact the NPP is not a cap-friendly league.
This could end up being a long and complicated negotiation.
It would be nice to see the sides get on board to a deal soon.
As far as the salaries, Thornton and Thornton’s agent Mark Zuccarello are set to get the maximum of $5,375,000 next season for Thornton, $3,625,000 for Pavelski, and $3;875,000 each for Jarome Iginla and Erik Karlsson.
There is a $5-million cap hit that would apply to each of those players, so each of the sides is set to have a minimum of $3 billion to work with.
In this scenario, Thornton will have a salary cap of $8.2-billion next season and $9.3-billion for next, depending on the cap changes that the players make.
That number is not set to go down, so Thornton’s salary cap will likely be around $8 million next year and $10 million next, and that will put him in the top-five in terms at which players make money next season (the top five are Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Dustin Byfuglien, and Jamie Benn).
It will be interesting to see if the two players are willing to make more money next year in order to keep Thornton in their group.
There are some other issues with this negotiation.
One is the possibility the players might get cut.
Thornton and the other two will have to be eligible for waivers, and it’s not clear that they will be able to be traded at the deadline, especially if the team wants to keep them around.
There’s also the matter of the salaries for Thornton and his agent.
The NPSPA has stated that the salary cap for the next two years is going from $10.6-billion to $12.3 billion, with the NAA saying that will result in a cap