The collective bargaining agreement
RFA compensation figures
Irish Blues has been running the definitive NHL salary website for a while now, so it's not surprising he's got all kinds of relevant info when it comes to the CBA and other NHL matters. If you've got a cap-related question, he's your man.
Given we'll hear from Brian Burke as to how he's going to proceed with the Dustin Penner offer sheet, here's a look at the updated RFA compensation figures, which change each off-season along with the salary cap based on rising league revenues:
Amount: Compensation DueThe revamped dollar figures, likely, explain why you're seeing offer sheets like the Penner one for $4.25-million and not the $3.999-million type offers we have seen tossed around in the past.
$773,442 or less: None
$773,442-$1,171,882: 3rd-round pick
$1,171,882-$2,343,764: 2nd-round pick
$2,343,764-$3,515,645: 1st- and 3rd-round pick
$3,515,645-$4,687,527: 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-round pick
$4,687,527-$5,859,412: Two 1st-, one 2nd-, one 3rd-round pick
$5,859,412 or more: Four 1st-round picks
Here's a look at the original figures coming out of the lockout.