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12-20-2012, 08:19 AM
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DiPietro is a buyout candidate. Is he healthy enough to be bought out? Injured players can't be bought out. DiPietro and the PA would probably contest it. He is owed $36M starting in 13-14. $4.5M per. 8 years. $24M would be owed in the buyout. $3M per. Unless Philly besides to cut bait their space cadet in net,none of the long term contracts are on the chopping block. Keith Ballard in VAN could be another buyout. He has 2 more seasons after this left. Its not crazy money. If Gary is so concerned about money outside the system,count it against the players share like the NBA. Its a one time deal. One per team. It has to be completed before the start of the 12-13 or 13 season. Over 40% of the NHL wipes away a significant amount of salary for 12-13 with a 48 game season. So its only 1 year for the obvious buyout candidates. The players should accept the 10 year CBA. Doesn't sound like the players are set against it. Gary will be in Key West living in some mansion in retirement when the new CBA expires. The $300 make whole is tied to the long term CBA.

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