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07-25-2011, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by deckercky View Post
Agreed....except there hasn't been the right pieces available at a decent price. Sturm may be a misstep, but other than that, it's all solid deals. And the Canucks are better starting this season than we were last season (health issues aside).


Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m)
Marco Sturm ($2.250m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Mikael Samuelsson ($2.500m)
Cody Hodgson ($1.666m) / Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.500m)
Chris Higgins ($1.900m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Byron Bitz ($0.700m)
/ Mason Raymond ($2.550m) / Victor Oreskovich ($0.600m)

Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alexander Edler ($3.250m) / Sami Salo ($2.000m)
Keith Ballard ($4.200m) / Chris Tanev ($0.900m)
Aaron Rome ($0.750m) / Andrew Alberts ($1.225m)

Roberto Luongo ($5.333m) / Cory Schneider ($0.900m)


CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,039,999; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $260,001

I think Higgins/Lapierre/Bitz is the best looking 4th line we can make. Sturm will get a shot at Kesler's wing, as should Hodgson. When Raymond comes back, we shift out Hodgson and slot Raymond in with bottom 6 duty until he's up to speed, when he'll get a chance to win back his spot on Kesler's wing (assuming Sturm and Higgins aren't looking like great fits).
it's not 100% sure raymond is gonna come back, the earliest we can hope for is the trade deadline.

What happens if raymond is out for 3/4th of the season, and sturm is awful next year on the kesler line.

Who is going to play on the 2nd line?.

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