Ah, I counted games and not days. You are, of course, right here. Makes it even more likely he might just walk away. Imagine that. We buyout Richards & Gaborik next year (after winning our Cup) and sign Getzlaf & Perry in the offseason for same $$$ instead.
THAT would be something, not gonna happen though...
I was watching Sportsnet last night. Doug MacLean said he heard Getzlaf was close to signing a 7 year extension with Anaheim before the lockout. $6.2M per. $43.4M. It could happen when the CBA is ratified and the lockout is lifted. Anaheim may have been hoping for the 5 year contract limits so they wouldn't give Getzlaf 7. The new CBA allows Getzlaf to get 8 years.
If Redden was in the plans,he would be skating with the rest of the Rangers players getting ready for the season. The Rangers had the NYU hockey club coach running practice today and he ran a Torts like practice. Torts told him what to do. Torts is not allowed on the ice. He can't talk to the players until the lockout is lifted.
The CBA prohibits injured players from being bought out. It was that way in the 2005 CBA and it is the same way in the 2013 CBA. There are no injury settlements in the NHL.
Redden can terminate his contract or he can stay home collecting his $2.6M salary waiting for the amnesty buyout in the summer.
I don't even understand why this is a discussion. Wade doesn't sit for a year - he sits for 5 or so months. Then he gets bought out, works out like a fiend over the summer, gets an invite to someone's camp just like Nedved did to ours two years ago (or whenever that was).
That's how he gets his shot - he's got tons of dough in the bank and the ability to give it one more go with no pressure and no strings attached.