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07-04-2012, 03:41 AM
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There was me thinking we bought out Bartulis to save 500k of offseason cap space and cut a contract, now we've replaced him with Bartulis+ but older and a tiny bit cheaper. Although if you add Bartulis' 100k from the buyout to Syvret's cap hit, it takes up more cap space.
I'm fine if this is AHL only, if Syvret starts blocking the way for calling up, or giving games to, Gustaffson, Manning and whoever else then I don't like it. At some point this organisation has to promote young players from within to see what they can do over a longer period rather than blocking them with veterans. That all said I agree Syvret is a capable AHL d-man.
Syvret doesn't cost us anything against the cap right now. He's on a two-way contract and didn't see any NHL time last season. He will during the season if he actually beats out Bourdon and Gustafsson for the last spot on the roster of course. I very much doubt that will happen though. Bourdon has to go through waivers to be sent down, so I imagine he has the inside track as it stands now (yeah, Syvret does as well, but I doubt he'll be claimed). If Syvret beats out Gustafsson or Manning for the first call up, then they simply haven't been good enough.
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