NHL News: Sabres To Buyout Leino … Canucks To Buyout Booth

  • Renaud Lavoie: The Sabres are putting Ville Leino on waivers, and the Canucks are doing the same with David Booth, both for the purpose of buying them out.

The 30-year old Leino is three years into his six-year, $27 million deal. The move will clear $4.5 million off the cap if they use their compliance buyout. According to CapGeek, a buyout would cost the Sabres $1.222 million for the next six years.

The 29-year old Booth had one-year left with a salary of $4.75 million and cap hit of $4.25 million. According to CapGeek, Booth’s buyout would cost the Canucks $1.583 million for the next two years.



  1. Rwinslow

    June 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    It’s kind of a sad thing when you make $4.5 million and can’t score goals

  2. Canucks fan

    June 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Sad for the team who signed him…….

  3. Buck Nuck

    June 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Booth has been very unlucky during his time in Van.

    Van in General, has had some serious bad karma over the past decade. Maybe it’s the hockey gods reacting to the Bertuzzi Moore incident. Come to think of it, a lot has happened since then. Bourdon’s tragic death (RIP), Pyatt’s fioncee’s tragic death (RIP), Rypien’s suicide (RIP), two straight playoff exits against Chicago, Game 7 Stanley Cup loss (with suspect refereeing) and subsequent riot (although that also happend in 1994), nucks having only won a single playoff game since 2011 final, Tortorella coaching nucks out of the playoffs for first time in 6 years (last time was 2008 when Van missed the playoffs by two points – they lost to a bad but up and coming LA team four times that season and then lost to the Oilers in the final game of the season which ended up being the difference), Vingneault taking the blue shirts to the Finals in his first year, Weise playing lights out for Montreal in the playoffs (just signed a two year contract and the exact player Linden and Benning are supposedly looking for – btw please sign S. Thorton), and so on…

    With respect to Booth, he played reasonably well when he first got to Van until he was sidelined by an Av’s Porter’s cheap shot. Then the ankle injury two seasons ago after just returning to the lineup from the Porter cheap shot. Doctors said it would take a year to properly heal and sure enough Booth did start looking like the player he was billed at during the final stretch last year. However, the guy just can’t hit the net.

    So have the Vancouver Canucks erased themselves of their decade long bad karma? Or will Booth get his mojo back with another team at a much cheaper price (given he can figure out how to hit the net)? “He’s a weird dude” and weird stuff tends to happen to the Canucks. Maybe the Flames will sign him for a mil? Maybe the leafs? Speaking of T.O., Raymond is another bad curse example! Scores 19 goals last season which is more than every canucks player except Kesler who had 25 (Higgens was second with 17).

    Now just imagine a Bourdon/Tanev as Van’s third defence pairing….Nucks fans, like Booth, we can only pray.

  4. PatLac777

    June 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I think like you Buck Nuck.
    Its a very bad carma he get since sheap shot from Bertuzzi and Porter. Cause this player was good before this cheap shot. Hé Will better to stay ta homme before a other cheap shot come and finish him with permanent séquence.

  5. Buck Nuck

    June 18, 2014 at 12:49 am

    PatLac777 wtf?