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01-18-2013, 12:52 AM
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But he still distilled value by shipping Kotalik back when he could have simply waived him instead of getting Buffalo to do that for him.
He couldn't waive Kotalik at that time as he would still count against the cap until he could be sent down to the AHL when the season starts.
Even though a team is allowed to go over the cap by 10% during the off-season, they still wouldn't have had enough room to make the signing they wanted with the roster before the trade.
In hindsight, no it's not a good deal, but Buffalo hasn't made out like a bandit either. It looks like the most valuable piece in the trade was a 2nd rounder.
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