Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Trevor Taking Another Paycut
From Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun (link via Kukla's Corner):
Nonis has been trying all summer to trade for offensive help and said recently the pressure on some teams to move a forward -- either to clear payroll or a roster spot -- won't peak until the start of the regular season.Last year, Trevor took a paycut from $1.52 million to $600,000 (plus bonuses) knowing that his role has changed on this team. We say it all the time. His biggest contribution now is his leadership. Of course, all he did was score 12 goals in the regular season - good for 5th on the team among forwards - and lead the team in scoring in the playoffs. I'm not saying he deserves a massive raise, but I don't think he deserves a paycut either.
Linden would be the 20th NHLer (one-way contract) on Vancouver's roster and, including the buyout of Marc Chouinard, Nonis will have committed about $46.2 million US of his $50.3 million salary cap. He has cap room left to add another forward.
Linden, naturally, is doing what he can to help. To give Nonis as much cap flexibility as possible, Linden apparently is willing to take a cut from the $600,000 salary he made last year and play for a league-minimum $475,000, plus bonuses.
Whatever else, no one can question Linden's loyalty. Not even after this summer.
Read the full article here.
[update: 08/21/2007, 5:39 PM]
It's official. Trevor Linden is returning to the Vancouver Canucks for one more season:
Fan favourite and 16-year Vancouver Canuck veteran Trevor Linden has re-signed with the team.Way to get it done. Now about that scoring forward...
The contract will pay the 37-year-old US$600,000 in base salary. The deal also includes an additional $350,000 in bonuses for games played.
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