‘Let’s start by freeing up some extra money off the current roster to give Regier a little more flexibility on the open market. However possible, I would rid myself of three bad contracts — Jochen Hecht ($3.8 million!), Toni Lydman ($3.1 million) and Henrik Tallinder ($3.25 million) — by making some moves at this weekend’s draft. Lydman should be able to fetch a higher draft pick than the other two, but Regier may have to settle for seventh-round picks for Hecht and Tallinder, if he can move them at all. Assuming some team bites on each of those trades, Buffalo would be down to $36.389 tied up in current contracts.’
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