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02-27-2013, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
How is getting bought out a threat?

"Hey Danny! We currently owe you 5M in salary after this season, but we're willing to PAY you ~3.3M to NOT play with us. You'll then have the opportunity to sign ANYWHERE you want, and as long as in those two years you get paid more than 1.7M total, youll have even made a profit! Since you'd likely get a 2-year deal for ~7-8M, you'd actually end up earning about 5-6M more than you would with us!

OR, you could accept a trade to a team WE want to send you to, and you'll make less money. How's that sound?"
Briere isn't getting any younger. For a guy that's made a hefty sum of money over his career, it may not be a bad thing to accept a trade to a contender when he may only have this season and next left in the tank. If he's going to be leaving Philly, he might want to do it this season when it looks like they won't make the playoffs. If they buy him out, at his age I would be surprised to see someone give him more than a 1 year deal anyway and there's no guarentee the team will be nearly as good as the Blues.

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