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02-10-2013, 01:37 PM
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Do the amnesty buy-outs need to be used in the coming offseason or can we hold on to them?

If they do need to be used, then one thing I've been thinking about is does anyone know if there's a rule against buying a player out and then signing them to a new contract? If it was allowed, then that could be a really effective move for some teams who don't have any glaring albatross contracts (i.e. buy out Phaneufs final year at $5.5M, meaning he'd get $1.83M for two years that didn't count against the cap, and then re-sign him to a contract that's like $1M/yr less than normal). Of course, there'd need to be some agreement between the team and player to make this work, but just a thought.

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