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01-28-2013, 05:55 AM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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I could never get an answer to this question:
Could we have bought out Redden and then re-signed him as a UFA?
Also, could we/can we buy out Drury's buyout to get him off the books?
Asked in the usual places and no one had an answer.
Teams are precluded from signing players they bought out for a calendar year. So no to Redden.
Drury's buyout cap hit is off the books after this year. The accelerated buyout that we used on Redden leaves the cap hit in place for this season. So even if it were possible to do as you described, we'd gain absolutely nothing from it and waste our second amnesty buyout.
It's just pain.
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