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07-02-2010, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by oil slick View Post
That would be a terrible move. Cap space for the next two years has little value -- the Oilers aren't contending. The cap hit in years three and four will be huge when the new forwards are coming up for new contracts, and relatively good deals like Penner and Hemsky expire.
I agree. That's why I said he wasn't a realistic buyout candidate. They'd be better off putting him through re-entry waivers. They'd save more money (only paying out 1/2 rather than 2/3), and they'd save close to the same amount against the cap the next two years (only a $300K difference) with no cap hit after that.

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