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01-01-2013, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
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.
At this point it seems very unlikely that there would be a roll back on actual existing salaries. It is not something the NHLPA would accept and the NHL is not asking for it.

If there is a deal it is possible that there could be some movement on the $60M number but it does not look like there would be much as it seems to be an importat point for the owners.

Originally Posted by tiger_80 View Post
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.
I think thi is the premiss of the thread. The NHL's proposal asks for 1 compliance buyout that does not count aganst the cap. The PA dpoe not have an issue with this outside of whether or not buyouts count in the players share of HRR.

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