Confirmed with Link: Umberger Bought Out (June 2016)

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  1. Bernie Parent 1974

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    I'm praying that we get to have another one of these threads in about three weeks. But this time for Lehtera.
     
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    Is there a choice to replace Lehtera and his minutes though?
     
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    LOL hopped off the plane from Japan. Saw this on my phone. My 1st reaction was "Again?"
     
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    Clearly not, that vet presence and "heaviness" just cant be replaced
     
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    I was just very confused as well. Damn thread necromancy!!!
     
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    Lehtera may get bought out after Hextall trades/signs for a couple veteran forwards.
    But he might just eat the year, the only reason to buy him out is roster room.

    As far as people whining about his 10 minutes a night, that's easily fixed, just have NAK, MV and Bardreau out play him in camp, and don't bring back Read, Leier, Weal, and Weise, who weren't able to do so.
     
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    Unfortunately Hextall already confirmed that Lehtera wont be bought out.

    Both he and his hand-picked coach think Lehtera is a valuable player.
     
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    After looking it over, I don’t see the need to buy him out. It’s unlikely the cap space is needed this upcoming season so it’s better to just stash him in the press box/minors for a year if the plan is to go younger.
     
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    Oh its better..but it wont happen. He'll probably end up as our 3C thanks to Hakstol.
     
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    Don’t think we’ll be fortunate enough this go around. I don’t even care about of the cap ramifications either way, just removing a toy from Simple Hak would be a benefit enough.
     
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    We could have all the cap space in the world and the only player I’m interested in signing for more then 2 years is JT. Therefore I hope hexy doesn’t buy out Lethera and gets him off the books ASAP
     
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    There wasnt one gm dumb enough to take him, just hextall
     
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    Hexy said he wouldn't buy him out just because of his role but didn't rule buying him out. He is gone
     
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    And what would it cost to move up from #44 to #14 in a deep draft like 2018 looks to be?
     
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    Taking him probably turned a 3rd round pick into a 1st.

    Their problem was not shelving him
     
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    Idk if the 1st was worth watching his sorry ass all year lmao
     
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    for a rebuilding team, it was.
     
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    #14? I'll watch 82 games of Lehtera to add that pick in this draft.
    How many shots are we going to get at that kind of pick in the future?
     
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    Yeah taking Lehtera is a no brainer if your goal is those two firsts. The bigger question is was the two firsts worth giving up Schenn? I think value-wise it was fine but I wonder what the team looks like with Schenn still kicking around.
     
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    Just go back two years and you have your answer.
    Schenn ES, 32, 28, 37, 27, 51
    Yes, he looked better in St Louis surrounded by two top wings - here he'd be on the 3rd line.

    Schwartz had 46 ES points before Schenn, 47 with Schenn.
    Tarasenko had 50 ES ponts before Schenn, 50 with Schenn.
    He didn't make them better, they made him look better.

    I'll take Frost and #14 and promoting Couts to 1st line and Patrick as 2C.
     
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    Well, we wouldn't be talking about acquiring a middle 6 scoring winger like a Skinner or Hoffman; that's for sure.
     
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    You'd be happy with Schenn's 31 ES points a year on the second line?
    Heck, people aren't happy with Simmonds putting up similar numbers on the 3rd line.
     
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    Honestly, if it weren’t for Hak’s insistence on playing him, I’d prefer just to deal with him for one more year and have the salary off the books all together at the end of the year.

    It’s sad (borderline pathetic) that we have to factor in the coach’s god-awful personnel decisions when weighing whether to buy somebody out.
     
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    I dont expect him to be bought out, cause it just doesnt make financial/cap sense. I'm really hoping they send him down so he can be a great veteran presence on the Phantoms.
     

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