THE OFFICIAL BUYOUT THREAD: Bourque or Kaberle?
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01-06-2013, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by
Marc the Habs Fan
Well it would be during summer 2013, who knows exactly what the situation will be by then? Players progress and regress.
The point is to free up cap room for 2013-14 and in Bourque's case, it would be to escape a potentially bad contract for an aging player in the final 3 years of it.
Yup, if Bourque plays as bad this year for us as he did in his half-season for us last year, sure, he's considered unmovable junk and a good option to burn his multiple years as the 2nd compliance buyout. If he's as good as he has usually been in his career, however, he's probably reasonable value for his contract and if not a total keeper, at least an asset with movable value, and somebody else becomes the 2nd buyout.
Of course, somewhere in the middle is probably going to be a wishy-washy 10-15 goal pace where we're just not sure if he's the guy to buy out or not, and we all end up speculating all May/June on it.
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