Thread: Amnesty Buyouts
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01-07-2013, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MTP View Post
Anyone seriously talking about buying Hossa out is nuts. One concussion doesn't signal the end of his productivity. Crosby went through much worse the last two seasons and he dominated when he got back on the ice.
This post is laughable. Are you seriously comparing the Hossa situation to Crosby?

One is the best player in the NHL signed through age 37.

The other is maybe one of the top-20 forwards in the league, already 34, signed through age 42.

People who think it is ridiculous to buy-out Hossa are being extremely short-sighted. Yeah he might be decent for the next four seasons. But do you really think he is going to play out the last 4-5 years of that contract in his last-30's early 40's when making $1m a year?

At that point we'll be allocating a $5+ million chunk of our cap to a guy not on the team. For 4-5 seasons.

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