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Looking At Possible Compliance Buyouts

from Jeff Simmons of Sportsnet,

Sportsnet.ca broke down the possible candidates for all 30 clubs back in January when the lockout came to an end, and after a shortened season we take a second look at where each team stands heading into the summer.

We looked at the Eastern Conference on Wednesday, and now we’ll finish up our look around the league with the Western Conference:

Note: All numbers below according to capgeek.com

Anaheim Ducks

Projected 2013-14 cap space: $8.6 million
Who we said in January: Sheldon Souray
Who we’re saying now: Bryan Allen ($3.5 million cap hit until 2014-15)

Coming into the season, this looked like an obvious choice. But to the surprise of many, Souray was able to revitalize his career in Anaheim in 2013. The Ducks won’t mind bringing him back to help boost their offence from the back end. The more logical choice here could be Allen — who didn’t exactly make an impact in his first season with the Ducks with just six points in 41 games. Souray may be four years older, but he has scored four more points and had a significantly higher plus/minus rating.

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Neznarf's avatar

“While Johan Franzen is aging (33-years-old), we don’t think the Detroit Red Wings should consider getting rid of one of their more reliable and consistent forwards.”

Reliable? Consistent?

Posted by Neznarf on 06/07/13 at 11:09 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Detroit Red Wings

Projected 2013-14 cap space: $11.9 million

Hands are a-wringing and wheels are a-turning.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 06/07/13 at 11:20 AM ET

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Reliable? Consistent?

He’s reliable for 25-30 goals a year and is consistently #1 or #2 on the team in goals.

Posted by Garth on 06/07/13 at 11:29 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Hold on a minute, fellas. I’m gonna get me a bag of popcorn. I’ll be right back.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 06/07/13 at 11:44 AM ET

puckinthehead's avatar

Wings can hold off on buy out until next year no? So see how he does in a full season upcoming and decide from there. My main concern is the duration, he is good value right now and for next few years at that clip but what about as he declines?

Posted by puckinthehead from Thunder Bay on 06/07/13 at 11:59 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

Wings can hold off on buy out until next year no? So see how he does in a full season upcoming and decide from there. My main concern is the duration, he is good value right now and for next few years at that clip but what about as he declines?
   
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    from Thunder Bay on 06/07/13 at 12:59 PM ET

He’s not really an ‘athletic’ skill set to start with, he skates around lazy and scores with his hands.  If he slows with age, it’s going to be negligible - this isn’t Pavel Bure we’re talking about losing his knees and his speed.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 06/07/13 at 12:44 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Wings fans should be far more interested in who other teams might buy out.  Because that may be the only way they can get the player or two they want/need.

Posted by Primis on 06/07/13 at 01:00 PM ET

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Vinny L. 2 years, $5 million (2.5 cap hit) to the Wings.  The rest are all garbage (as I’ve been saying for two seasons every time Ken Holland and posters on this forum insisted he’ll be very active on buyouts).  Vinny will probably get a better offer elsewhere, maybe go home to Montreal.  Longshot at best. 

Other concern is not being able to buy out Sammy due to his injury.  Wouldn’t surprise me, since he’s going back to the rehab option, if he ends up having surgery in September, then he’s on the roster again in mid-November and you can’t buy him out.  Might as well come to grips right now that he’s playing out the contract.  Another reason why Fil/Cleary must go and/or Holland ships out a few depth forwards.

Posted by jkm2011 on 06/07/13 at 01:20 PM ET

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