NHL 14: Contracts/Salary Caps in HUT
New contract items are now more valuable as the value of the contract varies, depending on the quality of the contract and the player that it’s applied to. For example, a Gold contract item can be applied to Bronze players. However, to maximize the contract length, it is best used on a Gold player.
Each player has a salary cap number, the higher the player’s skill the more the salary cap hit. This salary cap is only used in tournaments where there is a salary requirement.
When a player’s contract status reaches 0, a new contract renewal icon appears in the top right corner and a new contract item must be applied before the player is eligible to play for your team.