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10-04-2012, 04:51 AM
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VAN

Buyouts - none

Soft deals - Ballard, clears 4.2M.

Waive - Manny, clears 2.5M (only if needed).

Makes our 3rd pairing and 4th line weaker but we still run with the best G tandem.

Deal Luongo for value (if needed).
The Kings, Rangers and Blues may dispute this "best G tandem" claim, but there's no doubt Vancouver is up there. Certainly top 5.

I think they "deal Luongo for value (if possible)" - it's not a question of whether they need to, it's a question of whether it's possible to get a good return that fits their needs. Ballard is definitely the contract that stands out the most if the new CBA puts the Canucks into a jam.

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