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01-06-2013, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by wej20 View Post
with training camp being very short does that mean that less AHL guys are going to invited to it?

I'd buy out Lovejoy (if that's possible) and go with this lineup for the first few weeks.

Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
Tangradi/Bennett - Crosby - Dupuis
Cooke - Sutter - Kennedy
Glass - Vitale - Jeffrey/Adams

Orpik - Letang
Martin - Niskanen
Strait/Bortuzzo - Engelland

then decide what to do going forward. Do you think there is any chance that someone decent becomes available after being bought out?
I would think that most of the guys who will be bought out this quickly would be the truly colossal failures -- Hi, Wade Redden -- but we haven't heard all the details on how the buyouts will work.

Teams have until the start of next season to exercise the buyouts, so one imagines most GMs would wait to see what they have first. I doubt it will be like after the last lockout where teams had to immediately slash salary to open the season and start signing free agents.

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