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05-16-2013, 10:25 AM
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LetterJ
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Originally Posted by bobbop View Post
There will be plenty of big name buyouts. Hossa, Lecavalier, Malone and Richards are the tip of the iceberg. I've heard 15-20, perhaps more. With the $ that Stepan and McDonagh will be getting, a Richards buyout is almost a given. Very tough decision though. Teams simply can't afford to carry contracts written under the old salary cap rules with the new penalties.
I will avoid the discussion altogether about whether or not to buy out Richards (as there is basically an entire thread devoted to that). I`m not certain that McDonagh is going to get the $$$ that a lot of people think he is going to get (many ASSUME it will be around 4 million a year). I think McD`s contract is going to be like MDZ (a 2.55m bridge : http://www.capgeek.com/comparables/?...8&year_id=2012), or PK Subban (a 2.875m bridge : http://www.capgeek.com/comparables/?...4&year_id=2012). Unless Sather convinces McD to sign a long term deal like Staal, I can`t see Sather doling out 4 million bucks a year to McDonagh.

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