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10-04-2008, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
um, no.

They bought Chouinard out, and the team still has part of his salary counting against the cap.

If Nonis had have had the guts to send Chouinard down, he could have easily signed a $4 million forward instead of Aaron Miller.
The team did send Chouinard to the minors half way through the season in 06/07. They bought him out prior to 07/08 out partly to save cash but also so he could move on and they wouldn't have a sulking player on their farm team, something that's not good to have around a bunch of young players. I don't blame the team at all for buying Chouinard out.

In any case, Chouinard's cap hit last season from the buyout was a paltry $400K or so, so that didn't prevent Nonis' from acquiring a $4M forward. Nonis effected Nonis' ability to address the secondary scoring issue.

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