Homer & Buy-outs
Is Homer a Genius, lucky, or both? The 2 compliance buy-out really works for the Flyers. Let me first explain what I have heard about them. First, you can't use them on injured players, so anyone thinking Pronger will be bought out, think again. Second, you can't use the first buy-out until after this up-coming short season... stick that in your pipe and smoke it Sather. And Finally you can use both in 1 off-season, but you have up to 2.
The second is what really works for the Flyers. If Bryz does not return to form this year, then the Flyers can buy him out and sign or trade for whatever goalie might be on the market. With his money, plus Timonen's money the Flyers will have about 17 million to replace 3 4th line guys, 2- top pair defenseman, and 2-goalies. It might not seem like much, but with lower caps com lower salaries. Get a top d-man for 5 million, Top goalie for 5 million, 2nd pair d-man for 3 million, Back-up goalie for 1 million, then ELC 750k 4th line players.
The Flyers can then use the 2nd buyout in the summer of 14-15 to buyout the last year of Briere's contract. The Flyers will need that 6.5 million to resign Giroux, Schenn, Couts, Read, and Meszaros.
So back to it... is Homer a genius by working this out this way, or did he just get lucky with how the buyouts are structured out?
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