Don't think teams can use the buyouts until after June so he's around unless traded.
Also, my 2 bold predictions for this shortened season is Paul Martin will be beloved by the time this season is done, and the Vokoun sign and trade will be even more of a great move than it already was.
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- Each team will be allowed two amnesty buyouts that can be used to terminate contracts after this season and next season. The buyouts will count against the players' overall share in revenues, but not the team's salary cap.
Mentioned this in my unheralded return. Basically, if you think Martin was bad in a top 4 role, you'd freak outover what would happen if one of the other guys in the system got those minutes. Despres should be a fit there at some point, but if he (or anyone else they have) plays top 4 this year, I believe it would be a LONG season. The problem with thinking someone else couldn't be worse is that you're often proven wrong.
I'm not too excited about another playoff "run" with Engelland and Lovejoy both in the lineup. I hope that Shero plans to bring in another experienced professional before whatever passes as the trade deadline.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but Shero has about 10 million in cap space for this season. He can upgrade at D and wing if he so chooses. As far as buyouts at seasons end? Who knows how that will play out. It may be a guy who isn't even on the roster yet.
Wow, feels great to be back. Haven't been here since April. Anyway, I have a hard time thinking Shero will go into the playoffs (assuming we make it) with the D we currently have. And considering the amount of Cap room we have, I definitely see a move being made. The dumping of Staal and Michalek, along with the signing of Vokoun look so freaking good right now.