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09-24-2011, 11:07 PM
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Rivet52
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Originally Posted by Trottier View Post
Likely a condition required by the Flames in order for them to agree to trade Regher to the Sabres.

In other words, in order for the deal to ber completed, they had to agree to assume Calgary's $3mil deadwood.
Absolutely correct.

If we wanted Regehr and the 2nd, we had to take Kotalik back with them, which we did. The Flames didn't make that trade to get just Butler and Byron; they got cap flexibility too, since they traded both Regehr and Kotalik and their contracts with them.

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