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Old 06-16-2017, 03:12 PM   #21
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:17 PM   #22
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I don't understand why he would agree to this.

Unless there is a difference between an injured player and a player with history of injury.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:05 PM   #23
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:50 PM   #24
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as an injured player, why would he agree to a buyout and leave nearly $10M on the table?
He's leaving 1/3rd of his $15M, so he's leaving 5 million on the table not 10. That said I'm not sure why he would agree to walk away from such a significant windfall.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:47 PM   #25
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He's leaving 1/3rd of his $15M, so he's leaving 5 million on the table not 10. That said I'm not sure why he would agree to walk away from such a significant windfall.
He is under 26, so his buyout is 1/3rd.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:11 PM   #26
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Wait, since when does the player have to consent to getting bought out?
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:19 PM   #27
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Wait, since when does the player have to consent to getting bought out?
Well injured players can't be bought out without consent.

The whole situation is confusing.

Despres hasn't played for a very long time and didn't seem close to returning in the playoffs.

If he is genuinely healthy, then he can be bought out.

But if he is still suffering from concussion issues, he would need to consent.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:17 PM   #28
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Damn, Despres was a solid defensemen at one point too. I hope the Flames give him a PTO
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Damn, Despres was a solid defensemen at one point too. I hope the Flames give him a PTO
fack Despres.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:09 AM   #30
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hmmm... so the NHL and NHLPA did some behind the back "shenanigans" to make this buyout legal. While there seems to be some extenuating circumstances involved, this won't help the conspiracy theories that the NHL helps certain teams out of cap troubles

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/16...uying-him-out/

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Injured players aren’t eligible for buyouts but some maneuvering appears to have allowed the Ducks to do so on Despres despite him being sidelined for all but one game last season. Despres was taken off long-term injured reserve during the playoffs but never skated in a practice with the team.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the workings of an agreement with the NHL players’ union to the Southern California News Group.

“There have been a number of unique aspects related to Mr. Despres’ situation and we and the Players’ Association have worked together to help define the appropriate collectively bargained rules that can be applied to his contract,” Daly wrote in an e-mail. “We now have a conceptual agreement on treatment and we are in the process of documenting that resolution.”

The union has apparently signed off on it, with NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon saying, “The NHLPA is engaged in settlement discussions with the NHL regarding Simon Despres contract and the parties hope to have this matter resolved soon.”
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hmmm... so the NHL and NHLPA did some behind the back "shenanigans" to make this buyout legal. While there seems to be some extenuating circumstances involved, this won't help the conspiracy theories that the NHL helps certain teams out of cap troubles

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/16...uying-him-out/
"Don't sue us for clearing you to play when you were obviously dealing with a significant neurological injury. If you agree not to sue, we will pay you out the entirety of your contract off the books and pay for your treatment in hopes you can play again. Hopefully we are then off the hook for contributing to what would otherwise be a career ending injury at 25 years old due to our reckless and criminally negligible conduct."

disgusting.
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