Question about Buyouts

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  1. Remax

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    Quick Question; Can a team, say the Leafs buy out a players contract and then resign them for less? Say buy Sundin out and then resign him for say 3.5 or 4 mil a year instead? Or maybe even less. If you figure that his contract is now 6.8 mil/year for I don't know how many more years, say 1 since I'm not sure. You can sign him to a 3 year deal worth 3 mil/year and with the big buyout that he would get, it would be as if he was making just over 5 mil/year
     
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    I may be wrong but I don't think you can resign a player you buy out. Not 100% sure.
     
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    No can do.
     
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    Couldn't they just agree to restructure his contract for just a cheaper price?
     
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    The point of what he was saying is that Sundin would be getting the same amount of money, but that the Leafs would be paying less against their salary cap since the money Sundin gets from the buyout doesn't count against the cap. If Sundin restructured his contract for a cheaper price, he'd be getting paid less then.
     
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    i am pretty sure the NHL nixed this option as well. As for buying out i think the rules are you can't sign the player for a year after you buy them out. One question i have about buyouts, is it a yearly thing or just a 1 time deal?
     
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    my guess is its a one time deal. Its a way for teams too have a chance to adapt to the new system.
     
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    You can always buy a player out, but its a one time deal when the cost of the buyout does not count against your cap.
     
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