Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-30-2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverback91 View Post
Lol look up canucks don't have to use the amnesty on anyone. If they hold on to both goalies and no one takes Ballard for even a 7th worst case scenario is amnesty him to get under

Hell it would be better to dump lou off for a 7th than amnesty him too as it saves the owner money! But keep dreaming about Lou having n the amnesty clause used on him
Respectfully, I did look it up on capgeek. In 2013-14, the Nucks with 13 signed players will have a $55 million cap hit. At the proposed $60 million cap in the current NHL proposal, that will leave $5 million to sign 10 players. Yes, the Nucks could amnesty Ballard to create another $4.5 million, but then they will only have $9.5 million to sign 3 defenders, and 6-7 forwards.

I suspect that a more rational plan would be to amnesty Lou and try to trade either Booth or Ballard and possibly both.

In any event, the Nucks are not alone. Under the old CBA, the Nucks and a number of other teams were in reasonable shape. Now, the teams that dumped salary are looking better positioned under the new CBA.

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