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05-09-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by UniverStalinGraduate View Post
Yeah, from an owner's standpoint I really don't see how buying him out is more enticing than burying him.
Saving real dollars at the expense of a bit of potential asset acquisition power, instead of spending more real dollars finding a use for a depreciated and unproductive asset, shouldn't be that hard to understand from an owner's standpoint. From a GM's standpoint, the remaining cap room, even with a buyout, should leave the Habs on more than competitive enough footing, depending on the many different possible decisions which could be made between the draft and free agency.

I think you underestimate how quickly owners of businesses are willing to get rid of costly and unproductive assets that have a quantifiable and negative impact on flexibility, especially when we're talking millions of dollars. Burying him might be ideal in a lot of ways, but it might also turn out to be unfeasible or simply undesirable for either side.

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