Oilers waive Souray and Gerber
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09-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
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Exaclty. If they send him on re entries he eats up 2.7 in cap space and they pay him 2.7. If the goes to OKC it costs no cap space but costs Katz 4.5 mill. To me this is a easy deal for Katz, he will fork over the 1.8 extra mill to A. not eat up cap space. and B. make a point.
Can't see him hitting re entries. The oilers do him a favour and hurt the club by limiting Salery cap space. It is easy to say we don't need cap space, but it this team takes off this year. THen suddenly a super star is on the market next summer. The oilers could use it. THey won't let Souray handcuff them like that.
Why would the Oilers care over the next two years about cap space. The Oilers could sign someone for $9M next year and likely still have cap space. But the reAlity is this simply is not happening.
$4.5M is a lot of real money to flush away on teaching someone a lesson. Strategically, they had beter be trying to do whatever gets them the best return and forget about teaching Souray a lesson.
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