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01-25-2013, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LarmerSavardSecord View Post
The buyout option is a little rough. He makes too little to be eligible for a compliance buyout, so it would have to be a dead cap space-eating standard buyout over four years ($1.2m, 1.5, 0.7, 0.7). If he's ever cleared the hawks could put him in Rockford and take a $1.7m cap hit and see how it goes or hopes he retires, try to trade him to a cap floor team and while retaining 50% of his salary (leaving ~$1m per for that team), or just play him thinking he's better than the net of his cap hit-minus buyout (can earn ~$1.5m) while believing there is depth in Rockford if/when he's injured to replace him. All of those options are probably better than just carrying his buyout cap hit for 4 years.
Any player can be bought-out with the compliance buyout. It was only for this season, an accelerated compliance buyout, where a player had to be making at least 3M and the reason they put that in place was so Redden and Gomez didn't have to sit out all year.

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