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Now more than ever... why didn't they buy out Tucker?


Unlike most things I post this one it going to be short.  Now, in retrospect we know the Avalanche were going to cut costs...so why didn't they buy out Tucker?

The deadline for buyouts was June 29th so this fantasy is just too late.  The only compelling reason to NOT buy out a player is because 1. You don't want his buyout amount to hit your cap next year and 2.  Even if you buy him out there's not anyone better or cheaper for the cost (ie Theodore in '80-'09).  So now that you look back on things in retrospect, the Avs aren't trying to save cap room so Tucker's salary buyout hit of 750,000 for 2010-11 wouldn't have effected the team.  So instead of buying out his 2.2 million dollar contract this year for just 1.5 million the Avs are just going to keep him on the roster for the full boat?  They wouldn't qualify McCormick?  If the team is going young then I can't even do a lineup right now and see where Tucker fits in.

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