Thread: Speculation: Buy-Out Period
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06-15-2011, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Webersmashpuck View Post
The actual dollars are paid at once. So it only frees up 1.3 this year, it is the cap hit that is spread out.

Really, I am not expecting us to do anything except watch for any free agents. Buyouts really are only useful for a VERY expensive player or teams that are struggling with the salary cap issues. In Dumont's situation we can either keep him get a player for 1.3M and I even as far as JP has fallen there would not be much we can get for that money that would be better than him. Now if Lombardi's career is done, I can see him being bought out because that would save some money and he would never play anyways but if he can come back I don't see Poile taking the chance and getting rid of him. Boullion will likely be able to come back and he does provide a veteran presence on the blueline so will not be bought out.
are you certain about the dollars being paid out all at once?

If thats the case I agree there really isnt much reason to buy JP out. For the 1.3 mil cash it would save he is at least valuable depth in case of injuries.

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