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12-30-2012, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by racerjoe View Post
I don't think we would need to, if that is where the cap falls. I can make a 60 mil Vancouver team and keep Edler at a raise without Ballard. It just means we bring in a few rookies. So with 64 mil, it would give us a lot more flexibility. We still might I guess, but the key is we would not have to and would not need to sell low.
Ya, that's a good point. I haven't mapped it out on capgeek. I've forgotten Raymonds $2.3M and Malhotras $2.5M will be off the books, likely. Canucks also have a number of young guys who will be pushing for roster spots next yr (Connauton, Jensen, Schroeder, Lack - perhaps Corrado). Plus, whatever ELC they get in a goalie trade. They might be fine. I've always thought the cap would be around $63-64M next season, $65M tops. It seems to be heading that way.

Sidenote, Gary Valk said last night he heard a rumor Eddie Lack might need surgery on his hip now. He hasn't played since Nov.

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