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01-16-2013, 12:26 PM
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LOL, you guys are too funny... It's going to take one hell of a season for him not to be a buyout victim, just too good of an opportunity to rid ourselves of a mistake.
Thing is, they also have summer 2014 to buy him out, so it's not necessary to do it this summer if he has a decent/good season. Assuming the below lineup, they have about $51m, with the RFAs being Hodgson, Enroth, Weber, Brennan:
X McCormick, xxxxx
Let's give Hodgson $3m and assume we're bringing Enroth back for $1m. We're now around $55m, with $9.5m in cap space. Let's assume McNabb eventually pulls his head from his arse and makes the roster, we now have $8.7m to spend. Let's give a UFA 4C around $1m. We've got $7.7m to play with. We'll count Porter as a spare for now, and assume we're spending $700k on our 7D. We're down to $6.4m to grab two #4/#5 defensemen.
They could also buy out McCormick for an additional $1.2m in space if he's ineffective in his role. I don't think it's a given that they buy out Leino after this season. They may, but far from definite.
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