Thread: Salary Cap: Buyouts - Does it make sense?
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06-10-2011, 10:20 AM
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The only time a buyout makes sense is if the player has a NMC as then he can't be stashed in the AHL. Having dead money on the books is ludicrous in the NHL as the salary is prorated over the course of the contract unlike in the NFL where the cap is circumvented through frontloading the contract with signing bonuses which don't count, in that league buyouts are the name of the game.

Simply, if you don't want the player's salary on the books; attempt to trade him, especially in the Hecht, Boyes, Morrisson cases where they're on the last year of their contract and would be more palatable to other teams; waive him, in the hopes that someone picks them up and if not you have a veteran presence down on the farm or loaned to a Euro team.

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