Who do the Oilers buyout? (If anyone)
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12-31-2012, 09:38 PM
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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.
other than needing money for a new player
I think if the Oilers had the poopetunity to get a Clowe or an Edler he'd be bought out immediately before
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