Thread: Value of: Komisarek at 2.25m FREE WALLET
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06-12-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
Why would the Leafs not just buy him out with 1 of our 2 compliance buyouts instead of having 2.25 in wasted cap space that we could do something with next season?

If Komisarek is dealt it'd be for a worse contract. Komisarek only has one year with an actual salary of 3.5 next year/4.5 cap hit for a worse contract (buy out candidate).

Buyout candidates or simply badly overpaid players like Jovocop, Upshall, Ballard, Booth, Malone, Horcoff all have 2 years remaining. Ruutu, Volchenkov, Jones all have 3 years. Umberger has 4 years.
The leafs are already going to be pressed up against the 64m cap. This cap is set to drop an additional 4 mil at the end of next season. I just dont see the point in using a buyout on KOMI. Leafs need to utilize their buyouts in a more productive way. Whether its acquiring a big contract with assets attached, and/or using it to rid ourselves of longer term deals I.E GRABO or LILES.

Bottom line, management needs to look passed next season because cap management is going to get much harder down the road. Its easy to say "trade Grabo or Trade Liles" but in reality there are slim to no teams teams in a position to pick up these contracts.

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