Found June 25, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes, Malone and Lecavalier's agent, Kent Hughes, said on Tuesday that they had not heard anything from the team regarding a buyout. But Hughes said, "We understand it's something they might be contemplating. It would be natural to do so." Added Malone: "It occupies zero of my thoughts. I have no control over it. If they want to buy me out, there's nothing I can do. I would try to prove them wrong. It is what it is." With more than $60 million in salary cap commitments for 2013-14 and up to five roster spots to fill, Tampa Bay could certainly use the cap relief. Buying out Lecavalier (with seven years, $45 million left on his deal and a $7.727 annual cap hit) and/or the oft-injured Malone (with two, years, $5 million left on his contract and a $4.5 million annual cap hit) certainly would create that. In Lecavalier's case, it also would relieve Tampa Bay (if Lecavalier retires before the end o...

Is Lecavalier a buyout candidate for the Lightning?

Vincent Lecavalier is second in team history with 874 points and 491 assists. He’s first all-time with 383 goals. He is also the franchise leader in games played with 1,037 games. But the long time Lightning captain and fan favorite may not get the opportunity to increase those numbers if the team buys out his contract. The NHL buyout period begins Wednesday night and it is an...

Hockey Thoughts Early In The Off-Season

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, - I'm hearing Yzerman is trying to trade Ryan Malone. Tampa Bay would prefer to avoid a buyout payout and the Lightning are offering a draft pick as an enticement. Malone has a no-move clause in his contract until July 1, which gives him some control of the situation. It is a limited no-trade after then. - There is incredible skepticism...

What Will The Sabres Do With Ryan Miller?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Ryan Miller's future remains up in the air. Will he be a Sabre next season or be dealt elsewhere? He’s got one year left on his deal at $6.25 million, which suggests this is the summer when Buffalo has to fish or cut bait with him. If they’re going to deal him, they’ll get more for him now than wait until the trade deadline next season...
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