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05-05-2012, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by UniverStalinGraduate View Post
Agreed. Wholeheartedly.

I also don't think it's a stretch at all to think a team would claim him. Paying him 2.75 and 2.25 for the next 2 seasons considering the free agent market this offseason wouldn't be a bad thing at all for that team.

In a new situation and without the burden of being such a cap killer he might just play really well too.
That remains highly hypothetic.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the waivers are active during the off season.
Buying him out enables the team to use the money this summer (via free agency or a trade bringing more salary back). Remember it's not the GM's team. Bergevin will need that flexibility if he sees an opportunity to improve.

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