Who do the Oilers buyout? (If anyone)
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12-31-2012, 06:24 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
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Came to say this. Unless they need the money for a new player, or they have a better 3C that's worth said players salary plus Horcoff's buyout, what's the point?
Assuming a $60M cap, then the answer would be cap flexibility.
A cap at $60M completely changes the FA market for probably a couple of years. Most of the usual big players would be looking to shed rather than add. A team like Edmonton might be an attractive option for a guy like Clowe for example.
Trades also become more of an an option. If you have the room to take on a significant salary you may get lucky. That is basically what Vancouver did to get Edler.
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