Thread: Speculation: Hossa
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06-14-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by FlashyG View Post
If you're getting that number from capgeek you have to remember that currently there are players on their roster that are actually their "Black Aces" who can still be sent to the minors without waivers.

With them removed from the line-up they have over 5 million in space.

They will also likely use one of their buyouts on Olesz since they are paying a penalty to bury him in the minors, and after that Montador would make sense as a buyout bringing their cap room up to almost 10 million to fill 6 or 7 roster spots.

Not enough to re-sign everyone, but enough to prevent having to buyout Hossa.
Black Aces don't count against the cap and aren't shown on Cap Geek. Also, Montador and Olesz are not eligible for buyouts. (Sorry, but I have to highlight that as people keep offering this up...)

Hossa is really their best buyout option. He has an incredibly long contract, which has to scare their management. On top of that, if they don't buy him out they'll have no chance to sign the vast majority of their UFAs or RFAs. Honestly, I don't even think they could hold on to Leddy if he was tendered a $3.2M contract.

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