- Feb 17, 2017
Clubs must spend at least 95% of the salary cap.
There will always be highly paid players in a team regardless of whether they are juniors or recruited from outside...
I don't really understand where you're coming from.
I'll try and explain my perspective. When you recruit a player you typically pay them more than their existing contract and sometimes you even offer them an extra year or two.
So you sign someone like IP or Blair. You sign them on top dollar for 3 years. If they kill it no problems. Let's say they don't though. You have a player on your books for good dollars and it limits your ability to move in the market place over the course of their contract.
Worst case you bring in a gun junior or even a couple of them and you can't retain them.