I was thinking if he got traded mid-season.
by Father Nieuwland (2018-12-15 09:03:54)
Edited on 2018-12-15 09:15:46

In reply to: Retroactively? No.  posted by captaineclectic

Let’s say he gets a $8.2 million signing bonus/roster bonus each July 1, then a nominal $820,000 salary ($10,000 per game).

If traded from Tampa to NY after 41 games, do the Islanders pay just $410,000 in salary for a half-season of a $9 million a year player?

Tax-wise, that makes sense as the signing money was earned at signing. But for team player expense, does NY send along $4.1 million in cash to Tampa as a part of the trade, or does NY just get a financial bargain?