- James Mirtle: There will likely be between eight and 12 compliance buyouts. They may come close to the end of the buyout period rather than right away.
- Bob McKenzie: Regular buyouts count against the cap, compliance buyouts don’t count against the cap. The Stars will use a compliance buyout on Aaron Rome.
- Seth Rorabaugh: Rorabaugh doesn’t think the Penguins have any players that are worth using a compliance buyout on.
- Adam Vingan: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said they don’t plan on using their final compliance buyout.
- David Pagnotta: The Kings won’t be buying out Mike Richards.
- Helene St. James: The Red Wings will use a compliance buyout on Jordin Tootoo if they are not able to trade him. He has one year left on his three year, $5.7 million deal.
- Andrew Gross: Rangers Alain Vigneault said a final decision on whether to buyout Brad Richards hasn’t been made. They will be having organizational meetings soon.
- Andrew Gross of The Record: Brad Richards was the first player Vigneault met with yesterday.
“Brad’s an experienced guy that knows we’ve got some decisions to make,” Vigneault added. “They’re not easy. We’re looking at different things. He’s going to be a pro and he’s going to wait.”
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers really don’t have a choice when it comes to buying Brad Richards out or not. There is the cap recapture penalty that could happen, and they don’t have the cap space to take on a $6.67 million cap hit for a third line center.