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11-08-2012, 01:04 PM
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If there is an amnesty clause, will Leino get bought out?

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From the National Post:

Buffalo Sabres: Ville Leino
Everyone knew it was a risk when the Sabres signed a winger who had never scored 20 goals to a six-year deal worth US$27-million. After scoring just eight goals and 25 points last season, Leino's play did not calm fears.

This one might seem obvious until you factor in that he was part of Terry Pegula's initial big splash as an owner. Granted, he's a hockey guy and someone that doesn't seem egomaniacal enough to never own up to a mistake. But he's also someone that committed six years to a player and may not seek to define Leino as a mistake after one season and with a $4.5 million cap hit.

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