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03-29-2013, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by IBleedUnionBlue View Post
I would disagree with the percentage. The buyout under this CBA is fairly common knowledge among hockey fans and not all that difficult to understand. Capgeek even has a buyout calculator.

I see a guy that is past his prime, rapidly regressing, and not worth the roster space for what he is making.
These are the primary mistakes people keep making with regard to buyout talk:

1) A focus on capspace rather than salary. We're not a cap team, and likely won't be for some years.

2) Some forget that you still have to pay a player about 2/3 if you buy him out. So a player has to be much worse than just overpaid, he has to be worth less than 1/3 of his salary. Those are rare situations, a player has to be as bad as Gomez or Commodore to merit it.

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