I don't follow CLB much, but can anyone tell me why they would buy him out? (what's the point)
He still seems to be serviceable as a bottom-pair D
I'm not sure if it was just Commodore doesn't fit the uptempo system, but the general consensus around CBJ, is that Mike Commodore doesn't belong in the NHL anymore. Maybe be used as a servicable #6-7 on a weaker team but at 3.5 million you might as well buy him out.
Commodore is a #6 defenseman who is making more than he should per year. The problem is his attitude. He's such a terrible presence in the locker room that he was sent down to the AHL and then the AHL team didn't want him near the youngsters. Last season this was rumored to be the major deterrant in why teams didn't take him for half salary on re-entry.
Dispatch: #CBJ D Mike Commodore will be on waivers at noon. Upon clearing Friday, the remaining 2 years of his contract will be bought out.
I still wonder is a Souray for Commodore swap happens. I just don't know how bad Commodore actually has become. If he can play a bottom 6 role for us that would be perfect. As for Souray to CBJ, I guess that would depend how they are doing with their talks with Wizeniewski.