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12-29-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by le_sean View Post
Gomez is a no-brainer to be left off the team. But with a compliance buy-out? I don't see the point in it. He'll have a year left on his contract with the real money owed being $4.5 million. It might make more sense to send him to the minors or trade to a team with a low cap.

Bourque sucks, and some people here are expecting way too much production at $3.3 million. That's not a big contract at all. However, do we want him on the team until 2016? He'll just be a waste of a roster spot.

Get rid of Bourque and by 2014 the team will have him, Gomez, Gionta, Markov, and Kaberle off the books with Galchenyuk in the NHL and others knocking on the door. You then have the money to make a big run at Malkin
Under the new rules sending players to the minors won't wipe their cap hit from the cap.

You don't have to have Bourque until 2016, just get him back to producing and I'm sure he'll have trade value. Trading or buying him out now is poor asset mangement(sell low).

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