Marian Hossa - amnesty buyout candidate?
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03-21-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by
xX Hot Fuss
I thought the Hawks would still be on the hook for his retirement penalty even if Hossa is traded
A buyout, which puts him on waivers, is the only way to avoid the recapture. If he's claimed, which he would be, the Hawks are still on the hook for recapture. A regular buyout leaves a cap hit down the road as well.
The amnesty buyouts are for cap compliance purposes, not cap circumvention purposes.
I've yet to see or read anything that makes it seem that there is a plausible scenario that would have the Hawks buyout Hossa by the end of 2014, or that they would even be able to. Injuries put him on LTIR, can't buy him out there. Buyouts require him being placed on waivers, he's not going to clear those.
Unless there is some CBA rule that hasn't been made generally public, the idea of Hossa and an amnesty buyout is not feasible unless 29 other gms don't want him for some reason.
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