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06-19-2012, 10:13 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
You can't really wait until the CBA to decide on Gomez. That's 7.35 mil of cap space you can't spend elswhere if you are considering keeping him on the roster.
But then you have to buy him out in the next 10 days. (I really don't think you're going to find a trade).

Otherwise, he's on our cap/roster until after the next CBA. Hopefully a CBA that rolls back the player percentage, and hence the salary cap, and hence gives teams a new cap compliance buyout opportunity accordingly.

If the team isn't going to buy him out, and it looks like they aren't, then yeah you have to wait until the CBA. In addition to the hail mary hope of a compliance buyout, there is also the possibility that there's a work stoppage that zaps all or part of the season anyway. That's $$$ saved on player salaries right there. Better than a buyout, if you can burn a year of player salary without paying him, or even half a year. He'll only have 1 year left on the contract after this coming year. That much easier to dispose of. I'd say waiting until the CBA is resolved is basically the safest course of action.

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