Re: NHL will allow teams two contract buyouts in 2013-14; who gets them ?
posted at 1/4/2013 1:40 PM EST
In response to asmaha's comment:
I'd be curious to go around the league and take 2 guesses per team. Any other insiders have an idea?
Might be fun
Anaheim - Souray?
Buffalo - Ehrhoff, Leino
Calgary - Giordano, Cammaleiri
Carolina - Ruutu
Chicago - Can't see anyone
Colorado - Statsny?, Jones?
Columbus - Doesn't need it.
Dallas - Fiddler?
Detroit - Helm, Abdelkader
Edmonton - Horcoff
Florida - Upshall, Campbell (not a bad player, but 7.1 million for four more years?)
LA - Tough to pick anyone on the reigning cup winners
Minn - Koivu, Heatley (paid 14.25 million for those two last year for a total of 97 points)
Montreal - Gomez, Kaberle
Nashville - No one seems obvious
New Jersey - Volchenkov
NYI - DiPietro
NYR - Redden
Ottawa - Not sure
Philly - Bryzgalov, Pronger (only if it gives them an adavantage over putting him on LTIR)
Phoenix - Will be lucky to reach the floor even without buyouts
Pitts - Crosby (just for the humour of it)
SJ - no idea
St. Louis - Will barely make the floor next season
Tampa Bay - Lecavlier
Toronto - Komisarek, and a sane GM would use this as an opportuinty to take a mulligan on that idiotic contract to Grabovski.
Vancouver - If you can't trade him, Lou. If his play continues to tank, Kesler.
Washington - May sound crazy, but Ovechkin. He's regressed and it doesn't make sense paying 10 mill a year for the next 9 years for a 65 point player.
Winnipeg - No bad contracts yet, but have oodles of players to sign at the end of the season, so I think it's wait and see what happens on the ice this season (if there is one).