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01-03-2013, 01:34 PM
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dave babych returns
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Just spitballing on the thought of the NHL and the PA splitting the difference on the 2013-14 season salary cap (arriving at $62.5m) and ending up with two compliance buy outs.

If we traded Luongo for prospects and picks and bought out both Keith Ballard and David Booth:

Quote:
FORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alex Burrows ($4.500m)
Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
DEFENSEMEN
Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m) / Jason Garrison ($4.600m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) /
GOALTENDERS
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
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SALARY CAP: $62,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $41,620,000; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (10-man roster): $20,880,000
If we re-signed Alex Edler at $5m/year and Chris Tanev at $1.5m/year and Jordan Schroeder at $750k/year, and ran with Eddie Lack and Nicklas Jensen:

Quote:
FORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alex Burrows ($4.500m)
Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Jordan Schroeder ($0.750m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Nicklas Jensen ($0.894m)
DEFENSEMEN
Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m) / Jason Garrison ($4.600m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Alex Edler ($5.000m)
Chris Tanev ($1.500m) /
GOALTENDERS
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Eddie Lack ($0.750m)
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SALARY CAP: $62,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $50,514,167; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (15-man roster): $11,985,833
To me that's a pretty tantalizing situation. I think even with the buyout options there is going to be some significant deflationary pressure on many free agents and I think the bargain bin will overflow this summer; there should be some very interesting opportunities there. Alternatively there is enough space left to take a run at a very significant improvement somewhere as well.

Say the Canucks got Higgins and Lapierre re-signed for about $3m combined, this is where they'd stand:

Quote:
FORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alex Burrows ($4.500m)
Chris Higgins ($1.500m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Nicklas Jensen ($0.894m) / Jordan Schroeder ($0.750m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Max Lapierre ($1.500m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m) / Jason Garrison ($4.600m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Alex Edler ($5.000m)
Chris Tanev ($1.500m) /
GOALTENDERS
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Eddie Lack ($0.750m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $53,514,167; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (17-man roster): $8,985,833
Fill out the fourth line and last two defense spots with ELCs (Mallet, Corrado, etc) and guys who have shaken loose in all the instability around the league and you're still looking at an open spot in the $5-6m neighbourhood.

The question becomes, are the Canucks better off with nearly $9m on Booth and Ballard and pretty bad cap problems elsewhere, or do they cut both players loose re-sign some veteran role players, and rely on one big addition plus their organizational depth to make an improvement?


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