Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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07-09-2013, 11:37 PM
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If Gagner opts for arbitration, the window opens for another compliance buyout. Maybe the oilers are contemplating buying it eager or Smyth.
I don't think Gagner has to go to the actual arbitration meeting, they can settle as soon as he declares his intent to go to arbitration. The declaration opens the compliance buyout window
The team is 12 million under the cap. Why would they bother wasting a buyout on Eager or Smyth? You could just send them to the minors and eat some cap space for the rest of the season if you were desperate to get rid of them.
To be honest, I can't believe they even used a compliance buyout on Belanger. You only get two, and we used one on Belanger to save waht... 600k on the cap for the next 2 seasons? Seriously...
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