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11-17-2012, 06:25 PM
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1. Likely the cap will come down by as much as 10 million leaving you guys with as much $10 million over cap. You could then use amnesty on Ballard but that still wouldn't cover all of it.
I don't want to speculate on the CBA. If it comes to it Gilman will find a way to dump expensive supporting players (Ballard, Manny) and keep our franchise player.

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2. You've signed the Schneider for 3 more years @ $4 million a season.(not back up money) Leaving you guys with $9.3 million tied up in two goalies.
Canucks can afford to spend 9.3M for the best goalie duo when our best players make 6.1M, 5M and 4.5M.

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3. Luongo has said he has no desire to stay if he's not the #1
Source? Either way Luongo won't become a 20 game backup if he stays. 1A/1B with 2 elite goalies is much better than a tandem of 2 backups.

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4. Massive contract(term wise) with still roughly $43 million owed to him over the next 7 years.
New CBA could allow Canucks to pay portion of salary. Once again pointless to speculate on a new CBA.

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5. Other supposed competitors for Luongo don't have the financial wherewithal to afford nearly $7 million a season for the next 6 seasons.
Chicago and EDM can both pay it easily. Tallon asked FLA ownership, they OK'd it (rumor).

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So ya no leverage at all.
Exactly. If the Canucks are forced to deal Luongo the Leafs aren't in a position of strength. They'd be at best tied with other lottery teams like EDM/CBJ and behind contenders like CHI. FLA would be the only team to demand a lower price.

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