Bertuzzi does not need to be bought out if he remains on LTIR for the season. Tootoo's cap hit is miniscule; a buyout would put the Wings on the hook for a whopping (sarc) $566,667 for the next four seasons.
As for your salaries, I'm not sure in which universe Brunner will get $4m, Nyquist $3m, or Kindl $3.25m. It certainly isn't the one in which we reside.
This is why the capgeek thread was created!!!
I don't know where people get the notion that these "kids" are going to top $2M, I realistically do not see any of them (sans Brunner) getting more than $1.5M each...that is a huge raise for all of them from their sub-million dollar contracts they were just on...
With the raises you gave Nyquist, Smith, Brunner & Kindl, it's no wonder your cap is worse than expected...
And these comments, all of which illustrate that the article was not read fully are the reason why I am never on this website anymore.
The point is that the cap is tight and this cap figure is what is to be dealt with for the next two seasons. Do not expect any signings of significance.
With that I am done with this site for another year. You can read me in my blog or just trolling.