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01-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
I find it hilarious that there's actually a serious discussion about the possibility of buying out DiPietro or Lecavalier. That will never happen. They MIGHT be willing to buy out a guy that has $10m left on his contract, but that's probably the top range of what they'll pay.
Not only is the idea silly, it's also likely impossible. Just like in 2005, I expect rules will be put into place so that any compliance buyout is only to be used for players already on the team. Maybe if a guy was traded and played the whole 12-13 season on a new team he'd be eligible, but I'd be shocked if guys could be traded for and bought out without putting in time with their new team.

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