Thread: Proposal: Flyers - Canucks trade
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01-02-2013, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by lush View Post
What makes you think that the Canucks are trying to dump a defender? I'm not outright trying to oppose what you're suggesting but you seem to present it as a fact. Gillis has gone on the record numerous times to explain that the Canucks need to carry 8 defensemen on their active roster and need 5 or 6 to be able to hold down a top 4 role. Assuming all these guys are paid fairly, that means that by his own model used to manage this roster and salary that there will always be one if not two "high priced 5th/6th defenseman".

There are so many people that seem confident that the Canucks have unwanted assets on defense simply by loading up
Nothing I say if factual, unless I've quoted something direct from someones mouth, I'm like everyone else. Best guess's is all, due to the reported salary cap reduction. If it does go down for next year I see them making a move with Ballard, but for this year with the cap still at $70 million, they'll most likely keep Ballard.

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