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Will signing bought-out players pay off for some teams?

Updated: July 24, 2008, 7:21 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

When bought-out players hit the market this June, potential "bargains" became available.

Among those with severance packages, so to speak, Todd Bertuzzi signed with Calgary, Darcy Tucker and Andrew Raycroft went to Colorado, and Marc Denis agreed to a deal with his hometown Canadiens.

Tucker was the most fortunate. He was bought out of the final three years of his Toronto deal (he'll get $6 million in six years from the Leafs), then agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million ...

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