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01-02-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Frozenice View Post
My understanding is that the teams will keep the $70.2 million payroll (or cap hit) for this season and when they reduce it to $60 million for next season they will allow a compliance buyout for each team at the end of this season.
I guess it's not set in stone yet as they're still negociating the new CBA. Last time this happened the teams were able to buy out players during a short term window before the start of the season. That was during the summer, so who knows if a January start will make a difference.

Still, in my head, anyways, it makes more sense to be able to buy the players out ASAP. If this isn't the case then no biggy. Gomez must know he doesn't have a future with this team and we've all but moved on from him. The only positive will be getting to the $60M cap, if that is the case, will be a lot easier with no Gomez and/or Kaberle.

I did find this article by Engels. I guess it doesn't really shed any light either:

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