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01-03-2013, 02:28 PM
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Even if the cap drops to $62.5 million we won't need to buy out Booth. With raises to Edler, Higgins, Lapierre, and Tanev I think we'd still be looking at around $2.5 million to add a bottom 6 center and a bottom pairing defenseman. It would be close, but it's doable.

Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alexandre Burrows ($4.500m)
Chris Higgins ($2.500m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / David Booth ($4.250m)
Nicklas Jensen ($0.894m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.500m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Steve Pinizzotto ($0.600m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Dale Weise ($0.615m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Jason Garrison ($4.600m) / Alexander Edler ($5.000m)
Derek Joslin ($0.700m) / Chris Tanev ($1.500m)
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Eddie Lack ($0.750m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $60,429,177; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $2,545,833

If we traded Luongo to Florida for Goc, Upshall, Ellerby and futures and used our 2nd buyout on Upshall we would be sitting under the cap with a pretty decent roster and some nice new prospects. I would much prefer that over trading him to Toronto for a comparable return.

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