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07-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
If that is what they're doing, I don't follow the logic at all. These are non-cap salary expenses: if they want to overspend the cap it seems they should be doing it for players that can make a meaningful difference, not for scrubs who will spend 90% of their playing time anywhere but in a Canuck uniform.

Perhaps there is some kind of arrangement with Manitoba necessitating this...
The Aquilinis seem to be ok with spending money like in the short term, but don't want to commit long term to it. He's a very depth signing for the Canucks, but would be a significant impact player for the Moose.

How much NHL-level salary is coming off the Canucks AHL books this season? Like $3m?

I do have a sneaking suspicion that the Moose management had something to do with this - 26 games playing limited minutes isn't a lot of time for an NHL scout to really pick up on. And the benefits that the Canucks have received from the Moose in the last few years more than make up for spending a little NHL salary down there.

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