Morning Free Association – 5/6/2016

Hockey late last night.

I think the Perds-Sharks game is still running.
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Money is being donated to Fort McMurray:

26 year old becomes GM of the Yotes:


The team explained the delay in announcing this was that they had to wait for his mom to give permission to generally manage on a school night.

The Jagr signed a 1 year extension:

Barry Trotz, Lindy Ruff, Gerard Gallant Voted Jack Adams Award Finalists (Coach of the Year)

Malkin not in trouble, nor should he be:

Brain no worky. Morning folks.

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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

NHL, Oilers, Flames each donating $100K to Fort McMurray

Is it just me or is it mildy ironic that a team called the Flames is donating to help a town that’s on fire?

DrHandgrenaid
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Fort McMurray is where the Oil Sands are.

Its currently in Flames

HOLY FUCK THE FLAMES AND OILERS ARE BURNING FOR McMURRAY!!!!!!11!!!!!!1

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!1!!!!111!!!!!

Satan81
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Fight fire with fire?

Satan81
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This is now officially a @PatrikLaine29 show. 2+1 and still a period left. #leijonat #mm2016 #ihwc2016 #IIHFWorlds @leijonat— Jussi Hattara (@jhattara) May 6, 2016

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan81
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Cesko 2 Rossija 0 after 2. Pasta with an assist.

the german hammer
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It’s up. https://bobbytobergy.com/2016/05/06/stanley-cup-playoffs-round-two-day-whatever/ Go read it and be angry together with me.

Satan81
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Gustav Nyquist with the OT winner for Sverige.

DrHandgrenaid
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Brad Marchand doing Brad Marchand things and scored a SHG for Canada.

Marchand SHG pic.twitter.com/1hUVs86DLh

— Stephanie (@myregularface) May 6, 2016

Satan81
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HAHAHAHA

Connor snows the Canadian bench pic.twitter.com/rwYGmB3zKo

— Stephanie (@myregularface) May 6, 2016

DrHandgrenaid
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So, playing around with the CBA and cap stuff, as I often do, and I found an interesting quirk about Chara’s contract structure.

As you all know, due to the Kovalchuk rule, his cap hit is equal to his real dollar salary of $4 million in 17-18, the final year of his deal and a full season after his 40th birthday. What took the deeper dive, is what that means about how is overall salary is constructed. His contract was $45.5 million over 7 years, with the cash value bouncing around a bit (9.5, 6,8,7,7,5,4 million each successive year). His AAV (cap hit) has been $6,916,667 for the 5 years to date and for next year, prior to the drop. This was calculated by dividing his salary prior to his age 40 season by the length prior to his age 40 season, thus is was calculated at $41.5 million divided by 6 years.

What I am getting at, is that there is no recapture penalty if Chara retires after next season, as his remaining salary is equal to his remaining cap credits.

So, obviously this is quite different from most back-diving contracts, as $4 million is still a lot of cash to have on the table for that final season. But, my point is that should Chara decide hang up the skates after next season for whatever reason, his cap hit would be wiped from the board entirely (as he was also under 35 when he signed the contract, so 35+ rules do not apply).

Not saying I’m wanting him to, just that this is a thing that could happen and it wouldn’t fuck up the cap.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Me thinks you need a hobby! (keeping in today’s pirate mode [we need an icon for pirate speak])

DrHandgrenaid
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What this presumes is that this isn’t one of my hobbies.

Satan81
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Sverige 1 Latvija 1 in the 3rd. Something called a Kristaps Sotnieks tying it late for Latvija.

Canada 5 USA 1 final. Rad Brad with a shorty.

DrHandgrenaid
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Latvia must be a weird place, what with everybody being plural and all.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

It’s the Empire’s clone-breeding facility!
http://i67.tinypic.com/akd4lj.png

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement
carvinbass18
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aw that’s horse shit. Let the internet have its fun

DrHandgrenaid
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Still naming the ROV Boaty McBoatface, so they aren’t completely disregarding the vote

Satan 81's Sister
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Called Blue Cross and Blue Shield of VT this morning to verify a cancellation.
“Ellen! We were just talking about you the other day! We love when you call! You’re always prepared and it’s always something easy!”
That made my day.

phonymahoney
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Who knew that YOU would be someone who is considered “always prepared”?!
Vermont is a crazy, crazy place.

Satan 81's Sister
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If only the knew the real me!

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