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Flyers compliance buyout options

From Capgeek.com FAQ post about the new CBA is following tidbit:

BUYOUTS

During the ordinary course buyout periods in June 2013 and June 2014, teams will be permitted two compliance buyouts. Compliance buyouts follow the same formula as ordinary-course buyouts but do not count against the cap.

So what does this mean for the Flyers going forward? First we have to look at the Flyers players cap hit after this season. From Capgeek.com we get that the only two contracts worth buying out is Bryz and Briere's.

Briere will have two years left at 6.5 mill each year and Bryz will have 7 years left at 5.67 mill each year. Because of how Briere's contract his formed he would be a perfect fit for as a cap hit player for a salary floor team, but he got a NMC which complicate it.

With Bryz it is a little easier, most people here thought it was a stupid thing to even sign him and even worse to sign him to such a long deal. As somebody on nhlnumbers.com mentioned, if we are going to buyout Bryz, why not trade him to the Islanders for Dipetro and buyout him instead? Only problem with that idea is that damned NMC again.

The only other viable buyout target is Pronger, but it is less needed because of how the LTIR work. Yes having to rely on the LTIR can comeback and bite you, but both Bryz and Briere's cap hit are higher than Pronger's.

So why would the Flyers buy them out? When it comes to Briere, he is no long even close to be worth 6.5 mill a year in cap hit and the Flyers got 3 better centers in Giroux, Schenn and Couturier there are all RFA after the 2014 season. With Bryz it is simply that he can never live up to the contract now and around 2016 he will be to old, so why not buy him out now when we have the opportunity.

This item was written by a member of this community and is not necessarily endorsed by <em>Broad Street Hockey</em>.

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