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01-09-2013, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by oilphan View Post
Interesting article on the NYR and Redden. How does this impact thinking about Horc? Here is a small sample.

"Door No. 2 would be to send Redden to the AHL, absorb his $5 million-plus cap hit this season, which they have room for because teams can spend to $70M this season, and then use a compliance buyout this summer to erase the problem for next season. Compliance buyouts do not count against the salary cap.

But that route is fraught with peril. If Redden were to get hurt in the AHL this season and the injury carried over to the summer, an injured player cannot be bought out. Were that to happen, the Rangers could get saddled with Redden's full $6.5M cap hit next season and under no circumstances can they allow that to occur. "
Keeping Horcoff on the books is not nearly as much of a potential issue for Oilers as Redden's deal is for the Rangers.

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