Thread: Larry Brooks: Sather keeps Avery in limbo
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01-12-2012, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Brooks suggestion about trading Avery to a cash poor team and that team put Avery on re-entry waivers has one flaw. What happens if Avery clears re-entry? The acquiring team is stuck with him. They trade a bigger contract to the Rangers which the Rangers assign to the AHL. Avery would have a $418,919 cap hit on trade deadline day. The acquiring team saves cash by sending their bad contract to the Rangers for Avery. If their motivation is to shed further money by losing Avery on re-entry and they don't,they're stuck with Avery until the end of the season.

Avery would be a good fit on Vancouver. He is a better player than most of their 3rd and 4th liners. Veteran team with good leadership. The Rangers take on Reinprecht. Vancouver would take a $200,000 hit if Avery is claimed on re-entry. Make the trade on 2/25-2/26.

Avery for Reinprecht. Rangers take on the additional salary
But what would the Rangers gain from that deal? I see no incentive, Reinprecht won't help the Rangers and like you say, he's more expensive. Vancouver would need to add a low pick I'd say, but then they might not want to do it because of the risk with re-entry.

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