Thread: Larry Brooks: Sean Avery situation
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02-24-2012, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DevilChuk View Post
You're already on the hook for half of his salary so you're actually saving money if someone claims him. He still gets paid his NHL contract in Hartford.

And the cap space at this point is completely irrelevant.. Pro-rated, its not going to affect any other moves you guys want to make and it disappears at the end of the season regardless.
What we actually owe him is irrelevant to our ownership. Jim Dolan has no reservations with paying buyout cash or money for guys to rot in Hartford. He counts nothing against the cap now, whereas he'd count about 200k against the cap if he's claimed on reentry.

If this is done, it's as a favor to Avery. It doesn't make sense any other way.

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