That's no fun though, the next team should have to pay 1/4 as well as the Rangers 1/4. Then he could be waived and re-claimed on re-entry waivers by a new team for 1/8 of his salary. :)
Apparently Avery squirted Ray Ferraro during a between-the-benches segment the other day...sorry, just heard about this so apologies if it is old news. Also due to his 'selfish' play and bad penalties he is apparently going to be a healthy scratch for game 5 tonite...:attention: Good job muttonhead!:fedup:
The brilliance of this sequence is entirely analogous to credit swaps in the current economic crisis--bad loans that banks would like to unload at pennies on the dollar make the original note-holder want to not pay full value either. If I owe the bank $1mil and am a dubious risk to pay it back, but the bank is willing to sell that note to another entity willing to take on that risk for $600k, why couldn't I just buy it for $600k myself? And if so, why couldn't I just borrow $600k from a new bank (or hilariously, the same one), buy my original note, and then only owe $600k? And if I'm a risk to pay that back, and my bank is willing to sell that note to another lender for $350k, why wouldn't I just borrow $350k from somewhere and buy that note myself? Eventually, I can just buy all my dubious notes for pennies on the dollar, default, foreclose on myself, and then go get a sandwich.