June 15-30 NHL Contract Buyout Period
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07-17-2008, 07:55 PM
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Correct - a player CANNOT be bought out during the season.
The only two periods when a player can be bought out are June 16-30 (the Regular Period) and a 48 hr window starting 3 days after a teams last arbitration case is settled
("Ordinary Course Buy-Outs Outside the Regular Period
And this second period can only be done if a certain amount of arbitration cases are going on with that team.
Also team is only allowed 3 buyouts-and that's during the life of the current CBA?
Now I see why it's not so easy to just "buyout all the players" one doesn't like.
I used to just read the fan boards of the various teams. I've been getting into the business boards and it's fascinating to learn that it's not so simple when fans post "Buyout X amount player, get rid of him!" and other stuff that we'd like a certain team to do. It's not always that simple.
Interesting having "peeked behind the curtain", I don't read the "nonbusiness" threads in the same way now.
Thanks for being patient with a relative newbie to the business boards
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