Originally Posted by WaiverWire
I wonder if it was due to bonuses at the end of the year.
Yes. Capgeek has all the details I believe. You have two prospects that are Calder finalists and a goaltender who is a Vezina finalist. You made the playoffs. There's some performance bonuses to pay out. Also, you don't get full cap credit for LTIR, only partial. Mike G. has the percentage, I can't remember it. But you cannot go over the cap by the full LTIR player's cap hit. It's less than that.
BTW... half the league or more has some $ of cap overages. Only a few are in the $1M+ area. $300k is not much, but understand that Vinik is spending to the cap