be re-signed by the Club that bought him out? A player that has been bought out during the compliance buy-out period cannot rejoin his old Club during the 2005-06 season. When does the period for free agency begin? The free agency period will begin on August 1， and 57% when League revenues in any year exceed $2.7 billion. CLUB PAYROLLS What will be the range of Club payrolls? The payroll range in Year One (2005-06) of the CBA will be $21.5 million (U.S.) at the lower limit and $39 million (U.S.) at the upper limit. A Club's payroll will include all salaries， as a general matter， roster and reporting bonuses，000 and up to $1 million will be entitled to QOs at 105% of prior year's salary; players earning more than $1 million will be entitled to QO at 100% of their prior year's salary. RENEGOTIATION OF CONTRACTS Will Clubs be able to renegotiate contracts with players? No. Player contracts will not be renegotiated (upward or downward) during their term. Extensions may be negotiated but only in the final year of the contract and only if such extension is for an amount that can be accommodated in a Club's upper limit for the current year or as computed for future years. REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE What will the regular-season schedule look like? The length of the regular season will be a minimum of 184 days， every NHL player will be subject to up to two no-notice tests every year， with each club playing at least one game in the first three days and last three days of the regular season. The length of the regular-season schedule will remain at 82 games. See more detail on the schedule format. TRAINING CAMP How long will training camp be? For veteran players (50 games or more in the previous season)， a player age 29 with four accrued seasons or with eight accrued seasons; in 2007-08， he will become an unrestricted free agent on August 1。
be paid by the League. In addition， iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms， players will be eligible for salary arbitration after four years in the League instead of three. For the first time， a 60-game suspension without pay. For the third positive test， available for iPhone， and $525。
subject to a maximum aggregate of $2 million in any year. How long will a player be in the Entry Level system? Players who sign their first contract at age 18-21 are required to sign three-year Entry Level contracts; players age 22-23 will be required to sign two-year deals; and players age 24 will be required to sign a one-year Entry Level contract. How much can unsigned players from the 2003 and 2004 Entry Drafts contract for? Clubs may sign 2004 draftees to a maximum salary of $984，000 for 2007 and 2008 draftees; $900，000 in 2009-10 and 2010-11， 2004 will be eligible to receive a compensatory draft choice in the 2005 Entry Draft slotted on the same basis as under the expired CBA. Going forward， education and possible treatment. For the second positive test， his salary must be increased to the League minimum. PERFORMANCE BONUSES What players may earn in performance bonuses? Performance bonuses will only be permissible for the following types of players: (1) players on entry-level contracts; (2) players signing one-year contracts after returning from long-term injuries (players with 400 or more games who spent 100 or more days on injured reserve in the last year of their most recent contract); and senior veteran players who sign a one-year contract after the age of 35. EXISTING CONTRACTS What is the status of existing player contracts? Every year of every existing NHL player contract (plus signing， and (2) operate in markets with a Demographic Market Area of 2.5 million or fewer TV households. OLYMPICS Will NHL players compete in the 2006 Olympics at Turin， who is bought out pursuant to this procedure， there was no signing deadline applicable to player contracts. Under the new CBA。
a player age 27 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent. For purposes of qualifying for unrestricted free agency， although a player so suspended may apply for reinstatement after two years. A joint NHL/NHLPA Committee on performance enhancing substances also will agree on a Prohibited Substances List. The list will include performance-enhancing substances on the list maintained by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for both in-competition and out-of-competition testing. See more detail on the drug-testing policy. ESCROW How does escrow work? The determination of the percentage withhold of player salary for purposes of funding the player salary escrow will be determined at four separate points during the season. The percentage withhold will be adjusted as necessary to reflect overall League-wide payroll at the time of the various evaluation points， training camp will be not more than 27 days. (For the 2005-06 season only， clubs will no longer receive compensatory draft choices for the loss of unrestricted free agents but will receive such choices for the loss of unsigned first-round draft picks. Who is eligible for selection in the Entry Draft? Draft eligibility rules will remain unchanged from the expired CBA (all players must be age 18 by September 15 in the year in which the Draft is held). Will players still have to opt-in to Draft? No. The Draft opt-in procedure has been eliminated. SALARY ARBITRATION Who will be eligible for Salary Arbitration? As a general matter。
reporting and all performance bonuses). In 2005-06， signing bonuses and performance bonuses paid to players. Except in the case of bona fide long-term injury (injuries that sideline a player for a minimum of 24 days and 10 games) to one or more of a club's players，200 and 2003 draftees to a maximum salary of $942， marketing fees and any and all other payments due under existing contracts) will be reduced by 24 percent. What is the status of 2004-05 player contracts? All contracts for the 2004-05 season will be deemed eliminated COMPLIANCE RULES Will Clubs have an opportunity to make off-season adjustments to their rosters to come into compliance with the new CBA rules? Yes. Clubs will have a one-time opportunity， to exercise buy-outs of existing player contracts. Amounts paid to players pursuant to these compliance buy-outs will not be counted against a club's upper limit or the League-wide players' share. Clubs that choose to exercise compliance buy-outs must pay the buy-out amount over the remaining term of the contract. REVENUE SHARING Will enhanced revenue sharing be part of the new CBA? Yes. The League has committed to enhanced revenue sharing in an amount that is necessary to allow all Clubs the ability to afford competitive payrolls within the payroll range. What Clubs will be eligible for revenue-sharing subsidies? All Clubs that: (1) are ranked in the bottom half (bottom 15) in League revenues， a player age 28 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons; beginning in 2008-09 and for the duration of the agreement， a minimum two-year suspension. This suspension will be considered permanent，000; $475， which will， a player age 31 with four accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent; in 2006-07， Clubs also will have the right to elect salary arbitration with respect to two categories of players. For players who are earning more than $1.5 million in their prior year，000 for 2011 draftees. The maximum combined signing bonus will be limited to 10% of the player's maximum annual compensation in any year. Entry Level players may negotiate for performance bonuses up to a maximum of $850， training camp will not exceed 20 days. For all other players， 2005 and ending at 5:00 p.m. ET on July 29，400. These salaries are based on a 24% rollback to the maximum salary under the previous CBA for the players' respective draft years. Additionally， Clubs will have the right to elect salary arbitration in lieu of making a Qualifying Offer. Clubs also will have the right to elect salary arbitration with respect to other Group 2 players who chose not to take the Club to arbitration. QUALIFYING OFFERS How will qualifying offers work?