MnM Hockey Podcast – Top NHL Compliance Buyout Option For Each Team

NHL Compliance Buyout
CALGARY, AB - MARCH 4: Milan Lucic #17 of the Calgary Flames fights for the puck against Andrew Peeke #2 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 4, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. Sit back, listen, and enjoy some NHL news, analysis, and discussion.

NHL Compliance Buyout

The guys are back and they only have two things of news to touch on. Both are Columbus Blue Jackets related as the guys take a look at the Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins deals that were signed last week. Alex and Chace give their thoughts on the deals and why Columbus is in a good spot with goaltending going forward. After that, they take a look at NHL Compliance buyouts.

For this NHL compliance buyout exercise, Alex and Chace looked at the best option for a compliance buyout. A compliance buyout is when a team buys out a player and pays him 2/3 of the remaining salary over double the length left. However, this buyout doesn’t count towards the cap. These only usually happen when a new CBA comes into play or there is a massive change to the salary cap. With the uncertain circumstances of today, the guys thought it would be a fun idea to take a look at it.

To make it a little more interesting, they had three trades to use. If a team did not have someone they needed to buy out, they could trade for another player from a different team. This team would give them assets for the player and in turn, could technically buy out two players.

Who are Alex and Chace? Alex and Chace are both from the Waterloo region in Ontario, Canada. Both of them grew up playing hockey and shortly after fell in love with analyzing it. Chace is a noted Leafs and Penguins fan, while Alex is a die-hard Senators fan. You can find Alex’s work at LastWordOnHockey.com. You can find Chace’s work at hockeyandstuff.weebly.com. 

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