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11-14-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
$8,580,000 would be 66% of $13 million. If we lose Khabby to retirement we could save some $ there. RNH, Yakupov, and Schultz are on their ELC's and probably won't be earning their rookie maxes so it's not like he is paying the full amount of $ that is seen as being counted against the cap. Buying out Horcoff enables us to make a play for better players and being able to get good players for picks/prospects. Having this team be a winner would increase the value of the club to both Edmonton and other potential destinations. I'm pretty sure that they'd buy him out TBH.



And MacT was sacked and even spent a year with the rival Canucks, so what do you have to say about that? You can spew whatever garbage you want, but the bottom line is that the Oilers are better off without Horcoff and his $5.5 million cap hit than they are with it. If Katz is serious about icing a winner, he will buy Horcoff out, if he's not then he is an idiot who would rather not ruffle Horcoff's feathers than piss off his whole hometown (the arena issue/threatening to move, etc.).
RNH and those guys being on whatever is irrelevant. The fact is it's over 8mil for a player to do nothing.

In case you've missed Katz is penny pinching on an arena deal right now, not going to look good if he continues his old ways and throws money at nothing.

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