This article mean Niittymaki now Esche's backup?
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08-03-2004, 03:36 PM
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This will not work. The Flyers are trying to get under a certain number and Burk's salary will not help them. Buying him out may be the only way the Flyers can avoid his salary counting against the cap and /or tax. I guess it really matters on the CBA. If it is a cap, Burk must be bought out. This team is rebuilding and there is no need for Burk.
salaries are going to have to be grandfathered into the system... otherwise it won't work... and we don't know how a contract that is getting divided like burke's is going to count against the cap anyway... it isn't like we are really bankrolling a lot at the goalie position between him and Esche in the big scheme of things...
but a starting caliber goalie that is only going to cost someone 2.3 mil is a good commodity, and someone will bite on it at one point or another... potentially phoenix.
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