Of course he isn't. We were too busy buying out the two FA signings that have a place in the NHL (albeit on the fourth line).
I agree about Barnaby, but players such as Matt Cullen (lifelong AHLers) outplayed Brown by a significant margin. He deserved to be bought out. There's always a demand for defense for better or for worse, and we'll probably find a taker for Cullimore at the deadline this year.
With what happened with his daughter, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he retired from hockey.
From what I'm hearing, teams can only buy out 3 contracts for the duration of this cba. If that's true, they couldn't buy out all 4 even though that would be ideal.
That's not true. We found out the other day on CBH.com after a couple guys read the CBA. It states that during the buy-out period which starts either June 15 or 48 hours after the Cup is won until June 30th you can buy-out any # of contracts. You are only allowed to buy-out 3 over the course of the CBA outside of the buy-out period.
Honestly, what the hell? What's the point of NOT buying Cullimore out? The only reasonable explanation would be that Tallon thinks he can get an extra pick (6th or 7th rounder) for him.
I mean, where does he fit in our plans? The Hawks already have Keith, Seabrook, Aucoin, and Vandermeer all but penciled onto the team. Tallon has talked about getting another defenseman to man the PP, leaving one spot -- a spot that Cullimore shouldn't even be considered for with guys like Kukkonen, Barinka, Barker, Byfuglian, Richmond, and Wisniewski on the cusp.