-Homer buy out Briere and pronger (compliance)...resign Briere (dont know if its legal) to a 4mil for 2-3 years (better then his 5mil for 2 years left
-Trade the rights of Iginla for a cond. 2nd 2014 Sign him to a 4.5mil 2 years or 5.5 for 1 year
-He also trade for the rights of Shattenkirk...1st 2013 meszaros and read...and sign for 6.5 per year
so we have this in place and 3mil or 2mil (Iginla) left on the cap for 2014.
Scott Hartnell ($4.750m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Iginla ($4.500m)
Wayne Simmonds ($3.975m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Jakub Voracek ($4.250m)
Danny Briere ($4.000) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Tye McGinn ($0.775m)
Tom Sestito ($0.666m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.578m)
Harry Zolnierczyk ($0.660m) /
Kimmo Timonen ($6.000m) / Luke Schenn ($3.600m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Kevin Shattenkirk ($6.500m)
Marc-Andre Bourdon ($0.613m) / Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m)
Bruno Gervais ($0.825m) /
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.667m)
Brian Boucher ($0.950m)
Pronger can't be amnestied (35+ contracts cannot be bought out) and you cannot amnesty someone and then turn around and re-sign them in the same offseason.
Where did you read 35+ contracts cannot be bought out? I thought the reason Pronger can't be bought out is because injured players can't be bought out aka Pronger would need to pass a physical to be bought out.
Even so, even if we bought him out normally, his cap hit will be the same as his current salary. Also, on LTIR, he technically doesn't affect the cap. If we bought him out or sent him down or whatnot, we would have to pay for him. Leave him here on LTIR.