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4 more years of Gomez?
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03-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Yeah whoever wrote that article didn't do a good job.
Assuming there is NO amnesty clause...
Buyout...would cost 6.67 mil in salary and 11.38 mil cap hit.
Burying him in Europe/AHL...would cost 10 mil in salary and ZERO in cap hit.
Even if you look at this purely from a financial point of view, not taking hockey into consideration. It makes a lot of sense to spend the extra 3.33 mil in salary for 300 mil business and use all your cap room to get the team into the playoffs even for 2-3 home gates, that's potentially about 9-10 mil per year of revenue over the next 4 years.
For a large market team it makes all the sense in the world to give yourself the whole cap to potentially improve your team.
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