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01-16-2013, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Beukeboom Fan View Post
I think there is some confusion. AFAIK:

Current amnesty buy-out: full cap hit (less $900K credit) counts with regard to current year salary. After this year though - no cap impact.

Amnesty buy-out in summer of 2013 or 2014. No cap impact.

This makes sense from the perspective that the teams won't get a benefit from immediate buy outs (Redden and Gomez), and from the organization's perspective - the cap and cash impacts are identical to if they player stayed home as was originally required. All the change did is allow the player to become a UFA and not have to sit at home on the coach.

As such, if the Flyers needed $7M of cap space next year, they could buy out Briere in the summer of 2013 or 2014 for 2/3's of the remaining cash due to him in his contract (which was heavily front loaded if I remember correctly), and there would be ZERO cap impact of that buyout.
and that would work if the Flyers would want to make an offer sheet to an RFA next year.

but by that time, Subban would still be a Hab : )

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