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A brief look at entry level contracts

In a salary cap system, getting value from players on entry level contracts (ELCs) is huge. With the second contacts for players rapidly becoming massive, finding young players that can become main roster contributors in their first few seasons is crucial to staying competitive. The Calgary Flames have done a pretty decent job lately, but…

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Flames may have to pay big bonuses to lock up Matthew Tkachuk

If you take a gander at any salary cap tracking site – such as PuckPedia – you may notice something interesting. The Calgary Flames have given out among the least in signing bonuses in the entire National Hockey League. But with negotiations with Matthew Tkachuk ongoing for a new contract, it seems likely that the…