Buyout Hits: New Rule, Vinny, Avalanche, Luongo, Horcoff, Oilers, Bruins, Canes, Flames...

Buyout Hits: New Rule, Vinny, Avalanche, Luongo, Horcoff, Oilers, Bruins, Canes, Flames and Canucks

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  • Larry Brooks: The NHL has let teams know that the league will not allow a player to be traded, amnestied and the to re-sign with the original club. It would be considered cap circumvention(likely stemming from the rumors of the Leafs trading for Vincent Lecavalier in a deal involving the No. 3 pick, buying Vinny out and then him re-signing with the Lightning for much less).
  • Damian Cristodero: Vincent Lecavalier’s agent on the chance he’s bought out: ‘We understand it’s something they might be contemplating’
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche will not use any compliance buyouts this year. David Jones was the most likely candidate to bought out, as he has three years at $4 million per season left. Shane O’Brien has two years and $2 million per left and could have been another option.
  • James Mirtle: Mirtle can’t see the Canucks buying out Roberto Luongo for $27 million. There has to be way to trade him, even if they have to eat some of his salary.
  • Mark Spector: The Oilers won’t use a compliance buyout on Shawn Horcoff. Doesn’t mean they won’t use one on someone else.
  • Joe Haggerty: A team source is saying the Bruins won’t use any of their compliance buyouts.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurriances GM Jim Rutherford said yesterday that they don’t expect to use any of their compliance buyouts.
  • Mark Spector: Flames GM Jay Feaster confirms that they won’t be using any compliance buyouts this year.
  • Brad Ziemer: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said there has been no decision made on compliance buyouts yet.