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As the NHL and its players’ association are set to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement, one of the key provisions in the new structure is a buyout clause. Each team has been given two amnesty clauses, similar to what NBA teams earned in their last round of negotiations (although the NBA teams only got one amnesty).
That means a number of players will be in the crosshairs to get bought out before the 2013 season starts. Here’s a look at some of the players who are potential buyout candidates:
Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
If there ever was the face of this buyout clause, it’s Rick DiPietro. His 15-year, $67.5 million contract — and his lack of production — is one of the main reasons both sides wanted to get this type of amnesty clause in place.
DiPietro is a decent goaltender but he’s never healthy. He’s played a total of 47 games over the last four seasons. In other words, the Isles paid $18 million for 47 games of service. He’s the ideal candidate for a buyout.
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from Katie Strang of ESPN NewYork,
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