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06-29-2010, 11:40 AM
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As I suspected, Bob McKenzie tweeting that Calgary does not intend to buy out Kotalik.

Say what you want about Darryl Sutter, but he's shown a propensity to be crafty when it comes to these kinds of things, he will find a way to get Kotalik's salary off the books without having to resort to a buyout. He's done it many times in the past. If we can sign Higgins as well, that Jokinen trade doesn't end up looking so bad.

What's more interesting is that Sutter wouldn't be doing this if there wasn't something bigger happening. I suspect that within the next few days we will hear of a move or two that will make this one make sense. Kotalik may be overpaid but Sutter does not just push guys out the door unless he really needs that cap space for something else.

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