COMPLIANCE BUYOUTS Teams will be allowed up to two buyouts over the next two summers -- 2013 and 2014 -- either one in each summer or two in one summer and none in the other. The new detail here that I found interesting is that any player bought out under these circumstances CANNOT be re-acquired by that same team during the upcoming season, not by waivers, not by trade and not by free-agent signing.
Obvious reason here: The league doesn’t want teams to cheat the system and get a player back under a cheaper salary (since the buyout doesn’t count against the salary cap).
Nice to see 20 games on National TV (either Canada or US) this year. Of course, us Canadian fans will only get to see 10 games for sure. However, I believe TSN2 generally shows the NBCSN games, so we'd likely get those.
I'm not sure whether the NHL Network games will be shown in Canada. So stupid that those networks are different depending on the country. It is a major waste of a channel in Canada, all it seems to do is replay old games from like 2009 and show the same documentary series over and over.
April 6th against the Oilers is a NHL Network game, so I will get to see that one for sure, as I am in the Oilers local area.