they both only have one year left plus the devils are going to have close to 40mil to spend next year. also buying them out will effect your cap for the next 2yrs
Not to mention that if you buy them out, for better or worse you've got to replace their spots in the lineup. Assuming a Clowe retirement, not re-signing Ryder and Havlat among others, even with bringing in Boucher and Matteau from Albany you're still looking at holes to fill up front. Buying guys out just because you don't like seeing their names on the roster at their salary cost doesn't make sense.