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01-08-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by misfit View Post
One other interesting note about the buyouts is that teams can use them in either 2013 or 2014. That means that even if the Oilers don't use it to buyout Horcoff next year, they could still buy out the final year of his deal the following season.

Also, the Oilers buying out Horcoff's contract has nothing to do with admitting they were wrong in signing him in the first place. Yes, he fell well short of what they expected, but they didn't expect him to be a $5.5M player in the final 2 years of his deal in the first place. I think there's still a very good chance they use the buyout option on him, it just might not be until the 2014 offseason.
I think they will wait until 2014 to decide on Horcoff unless they are in a position to sign a big contract FA or unless they make a trade that adds salary.

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