Commodore on re-entry
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01-18-2011, 01:43 AM
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I'm not leaving it out... they still have to spend money to replace him, meaning they'll end up saving a lot less than that $3.425M. So what I said is 100% accurate. They believe that they have a defenceman (or can find one) that can provide the same thing for less than $1.8 mil (otherwise they wouldn't waive him because they'd be in the same position as keeping him).
How is that 100% accurate? They didn't waive him because they felt they could get equal or better for half of his cap hit. They waived him because he needed to be replaced either way, and they want to spend as little of the $6.85M left on his contract as possible (plus half of whatever is left of the $3.8M he's owed this year). And because they're a budget team, and not a cap team, the money spent was more important than carrying an additional $1.8M cap hit. The only difference between the situation with Commodore in Columbus and Souray in Edmonton is that the Oilers can afford to spend the money to have their guy play in the minors. Neither were waived because the team had better options for less money.
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