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01-07-2013, 02:18 PM
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Amnesty Question for Caps Fans

let me start by saying I'm not a Caps fan but I'm a huge Ovechkin fan.

My question to you guys would be, is there any scenario that you see the Caps using an amnesty buyout on Ovechkin is he has another season like last year?

This is a total hypothetical but say he scores something like 18-20 goals(31-34 goal pace) and 36-38 points(62-65 point pace). That would be two seasons in a row that are good but not Ovechkin-like. Given the fact that they would still be on the hook for another 8 years of his cap hit which is the highest in the NHL, is there any way they would think about buying him out? Would they maybe give him another season next year and if the trend continues and he fails to reach higher than 70-75 points the next 2 years maybe think about buying him out? Or is he just way too important to the franchise and it's popularity in the city to lose him regardless of his play on the ice?

The only reason I ask is because his hit is soo high and I'm sure the Caps front office saw 45-50 goals and 90+ points for the next 10 years when they signed him.

On another note, any chance they use the amnesty on Green?

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