Wow a little bit of a nice news. At least that's $500k grand in new cap space. It had to be done cause he was pretty awful. Seemed like a nice guy high fiving fans out of the parking garage when they returned from LA, but he was pretty bad playing for us. It was worth the buyout.
My math could be wrong, but I believe bringing Janssen back is more expensive than letting him go and keeping Boulton
Haven't really stopped to think about it yet, but if that is the case I guess they know what Cam brings. A little bit of energy, some physicality, and an enforcers role. Boulton was probably expected to bring A LOT more, and that's why Lou likely signed him to a 2 year deal. The 4th line in the playoffs made him expendable. Even though the 4th line scored some big goals against Florida in tight games, and games we won by a goal like Carter's game winner in game 1 vs Florida, and Bernier's goal in games 6 which we won by just a goal in OT and 7 vs Florida for Gionta which we won by just a goal in OT. If we lost that series Little Gio might be back in Albany, and we may have wound up having Boulton or Janssen in the lineup every game again like last season.
I think we'll see Cam play in no more than 30 games next year UNLESS there is injury or depth problems in the forwards. No way they spent almost $2.5 million on all the 4th liners to play together only half the games.