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CBA may include amnesty buyouts

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08:27 AM ET 11.09 | Obviously wearing the bull's-eye would be Scott Gomez, with Rick DiPetro, Vincent Lecavalier and any number of high-priced players in the mix, too. According to several reports, amnesty buyouts are something that the NHL owners are trying to negotiate into the new collective bargaining agreement. And why wouldn't they? A main reason for this lockout is to rectify the million-dollar mistakes made owners and general mangers and to put in provisions to prevent them from making future errors. ... Following the 2004-05 lockout, teams were given six days to terminate and buy out contracts. Close to 14 players lost their jobs as a result. This time, there could be many, many more.

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November 9, 2012  08:32 AM ET

With a "make whole" provision why would the Lightning pay Vinny not to play? Obviously the players wont be taking a haircut on these buyouts.

November 9, 2012  08:39 AM ET

They left out "and half the TOR roster".

November 9, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Funny how Scotty is the first player mentioned.

November 9, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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They left out "and half the TOR roster".

Only half BGD? That's very magnanimous of you.

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November 9, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Funny how Scotty is the first player mentioned.

He would be the poster boy for a NHL amnesty buyout.

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November 9, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Funny how Scotty is the first player mentioned.

Wouldn't be great though to be considered the most overpaid person in your line of work. Now that's a high class problem.

November 9, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Mitt Romney and beer.

Another good one Danny.

Thanks for quoting my utterly disgustingly offensive comment that the mods deleted.

I wonder if grape jelly and sand is okay? ;-)

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November 9, 2012  09:47 AM ET

This only works if the owners don't give out contracts like this anymore. Otherwise, we are back here with the same issues when this CBA expires.

November 9, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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A newbie slammed them this morning. They're going to be on the warpath.

What did he complain about?

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November 9, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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He would be the poster boy for a NHL amnesty buyout.

They should have used Rickety's Pic...

But if they lose that contract - the Isles are gonna have a very tough time getting to the Cap floor.

I think the Amnesty clause is a no-brainer. The owners should actually push for a an Amnesty every 3 to 5 years.

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November 9, 2012  09:53 AM ET

If Vinnie can be downsized there will be a feeding fenzy for him. Maybe get him revitalized with a trade.

November 9, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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A newbie slammed them this morning. They're going to be on the warpath.

Sorry about that, it's not my fault that I actually proof read what I saw. I'm sure the Interns forgot their mainlined caffeine this morning, that's all.

I actually do like reading these threads, all the witty banter herein is actually dulling the pain of yet another shortened (if not, lost) and finally got the stones to participate.

Anyway, even with this amnesty, it certainly won't make owners anymore intelligent unless they curtail the reckless spending and ridiculous length of contracts that they do in the off-season, unless I have it wrong

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November 9, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Funny how Scotty is the first player mentioned.

Back to Nome for Gnomez...

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