Thread: Speculation: Speculating Rick Dipietro!
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02-13-2013, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Swarez99 View Post
Why would they buy him out?
Why would they trade him?

This is the Islanders. They just traded for Thomas' contract.

They have a cap hit of 2.2 to Yashin, 5 to Thomas and 4.5 Dipietro and they just reached the floor. Why pay extra cash on a buy out to Dipietro just to reach floor going forward?
Although I agree Wang won't buyout RD, the Isles cap BEFORE the Thomas trade was $48/$49m. After the Thomas trade it's at $53m/$54m.

This season's floor is $44m.

Adding Thomas cap hit has nothing to do with DiPietro. Imo it was added, in case the isles move their impending ufas Streit+ Vis, who have a combined caphit of $9.7m and who would both draw interest at the trade deadline.

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