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04-17-2008, 08:27 PM
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Dread Clawz
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
FYI, if you guys buy out Stumpel, he counts as $1.5 million against the cap paid out over the next 2 yrs (2/3rds of each yr bought out according to the CBA...see the contract of Sean Hill who was still being counted against FL's this season). So in the end, you're really only saving about $750K to gain a roster spot.

The cost of buying him out may not be worth it compared to trading him for a 7th round pick or putting him thru waivers and then paying half his salary by hoping someone picks him up on re-entry waivers.
I will be very surprised if Stumpel is not on the roster next season. Like you said, it's not even worth buying him out.

P.S.- Can we stop proposing to replace Bouw with Campbell? Never gonna happen, not with Martin as GM. Campbell is average at best defensively, and there's no way he's going to even come close to replacing what Bouw does defensively. If Bouw is traded, I am sure there will be a defenseman coming back, one who's a lot better than Campbell defensively. Then if we get lucky enough, maybe we can sign a puckmoving defenseman in free agency.

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