Who do the Oilers buyout? (If anyone)
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12-31-2012, 08:36 PM
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I think if the cap does roll back, then it will probably be linked to an overall salary rollback is well, so its all speculation at this point.
But Horcoff does make the most sense to buy out. He's just not worth anywhere near to what his contract is.
Buying out Horcoff only makes sense if there is an amnesty clause in the new CBA. If not, one has to take into considerations the costs. The old rules would keep Oilers on the hook for 2.666M in 2013/14; 3.666M in 2014/15, and 1.666M in each of the next 2 seasons).
Factoring in the cost of the replacement during the first 2 seasons (let's say a solid 3C would cost 2.5-3M per), they might be better off hanging on to Horcoff for at least 1 more year.
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