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09-17-2012, 08:17 PM
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seanlinden
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Originally Posted by CanuckLuck View Post
Canucks don't necessarily need to improve their top 6 forward group or add a top 6 defender in the Luongo trade. If Vancouver gets futures, Gillis will have more wiggle room at the trade deadline to address his roster, which i'm sure he's be happy with.

Where did you get the idea Gillis needs an improvement on the roster in a Luongo trade? By saying 'different' it seemed obvious he was willing to accept a futures package.
As mentioned, teams shoot for that $1-2m in wiggle room because it generally means $4-6m come the deadline. Doesn't make sense to overpay for futures in the offseason, then trade them for pennies on the dollar at the deadline when you have the cap space to pay them the whole year.

He may have to accept a futures trade to address a lower cap. What did the players last proposal call for in terms of this year's cap anyways?

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