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06-13-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 1865 View Post
Why would we bother wasting a buyout on Pronger? He's not hurting us at all, his cap hit is essentially nothing. Bryz is just an anchor.

I find it hard to believe we couldn't trade Briere instead of buying him out. Surely he's more attractive to certain teams as he is now rather than if he's bought out? I know he's got kids and all, but there has got to be somewhere he'd want to go and live for a couple of years?
It's really not that hard to understand why we can't trade Briere. Simple put, he has a NMC and can make more money by signing a new contract. If we trade him, he'll get $5m over the next two seasons, but if he forces us to buy him out, he'll get $3.3m from the buy-out, and then whatever else he gets from his new contract he signs (which will be more than $1.7m)

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