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01-15-2013, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by danishh View Post
There are two benefits :
1. You gain a roster spot on your reserve list.
2. You don't look like a jackass to every player in the league.

@halibut no, they pay full price for this year.
I think both benefits are worth it. I think it looks bad on a team to sign or acquire a guy and then tell him he can't play anywhere. The PA is right that it hinders future employment or earnings.

Teams will get 900,000 less the full cap hit, something they'd get anyway for playing them in the minors.

There is even a negative to the PA. Gomez's 7.5m counts against their 50% of HRR and then he may also sign with another NHL team and take up even more of that 50%.

It's only a win for the players who get bought out.

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