: Larry Brooks:
Rangers Slap Shots column notes
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06-20-2010, 07:03 AM
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Unless the team acquiring Brashear has more than 1 arbitration case,their only buyout period ends on June 30. That was Larry's premise. The team acquiring Brashear buys him out saving real dollars. Why would the Rangers wait?
If the Rangers are planning on making a large free agent/trade acquisition (Kovalchuk or otherwise) and plan on waiving Redden at camp, they may not be able to absorb more than Brashear's $1.4m for the cap overage during the summer.
For example, Witt's a $3m cap hit... so if they traded for him, they would have $1.6m less to use during the offseason. They could still make the trade at trading camp to get the full $1.4m off the books, it would just mean the other team would owe Brashear the full $1.4m next year rather than 2/3rds of that amount over two years. The team acquiring him would still save $1.6m.
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