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01-16-2013, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by JackJ View Post
Absolutely no motivation for either team to use the buyouts before this summer.
... Other than optics.

Remember that there's really also no reason for them NOT to do this. Having the buyout available to them and them choosing not to use it would send a HUGE message to the rest of the league's players when UFA time comes around: sends a horrible message to players who might be considering signing in that city.

I can imagine that, if either the Rangers or Canadiens choose not to buy out either guy despite having this new clause tailor made for them, that they'll have the league, the PA, and fans lighting a fire under their arse about it.

Pressure put on them by the league almost guarantees that they get bought out.

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