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01-07-2013, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand View Post
Because we could buy out guys like Bourque and Prust and help the team more than saving ourselves 1 year of Gomez. If we buy out Gomez and Kaberle it helps us for 1 year, but we are still in cap trouble for the next 2 years. if we buy out Prust and Bourque we are free of any cap problems after 1 year.
Prust won't be bought out.
And after next year Bourque will have a cap hit of 3.3 Million, salary of 2.5 Million, which means some under the cap team may take a flyer on him in a trade, or he becomes over paid 3 line winger by about million. Hurts the cap, doesn't crush it.

Plus you have Kabre/Markov coming off next year which is $10Million, and $12.5 from Gomez and Gionta. None of which even if resigned will command there old salary.

Next season you would assume there would be a few younger guys making team on cheap deals, Galy, Leblanc, Tinordi, Beaulieu could all be part of team.

Gomez you buy out so you can sign guys, and Kabrle is choice to but he has increasing salary year after year, and he still isn't bad on PP. He is only worth buying out if there is someone you are targeting your cap space is needed.

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