topshelf66 wrote:Amount: whatever he wants.
Term: as long as he wants.
That's pretty much a given, but the question is what will he likely demand? Is he going for top dollar? A bit of a discount to keep the team intact?
Today's CBA mandates that one player can only consume 20% of the overall cap. He should get 20% in that case, unless it changes in the next CBA, then he should get the max under that agreement.
I've mentioned this previously and don't believe that there are any restrictions on the Penguins offering part of his compensation in the form of team ownership. This would be similar to how most executives and key personnel in corporations are compensated (thats right, most executives don't get $20 million in cash every year...), which has two affects:
1. Its a retention plan - Sid will always be a part of this organization, during and after his career.
2. It limits the exposure to cash outlays for the organization - This is what put the team in bankruptcy and cause us to lose players like Jagr and Kovalev when things got worse... money owed to players. Its basically how Mario ended up being re-paid the amounts he was owed also... converted it to equity.