I get what you are saying.
I just can't understand how it would be beneficial to them to destroy there future that they are working so hard to build towards, just to get rid of one bad contract that isn't a huge negative factor right now anyways since they aren't a contender.
Also your not taking into account the finacial situation in Long Island, as I said to someone else, Buyouts aren't as easy as they sound.
Owner's don't generally like doing it because is just paying for your mistakes as GM.
You're being obtuse.
From the start I was making the point the Isles can't afford the buyout.
You suggested they'd buy him out themselves.
Now you're telling me I haven't considered their financial situation?
As you said to someone else?
They can't afford the buyout or the contract. That's the point Smashian.
That's why a rich team for whom buying assets would make sense, ie a contender for whom the investment could pay off, would consider the trade and buyout - in exchange for the assets.
Things have changed - and teams from both ends of the spectrum are bound to take advantage of the terms.