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01-07-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by trbr86 View Post
In the grand scheme of things though, imagine if the relationship between Vancouver and Luongo was still great and he finished his career here prior to his contract ending. The Canucks were always anticipating that they would be paying for his "retirement years" against the cap.

It seems like the Canucks will likely be in the same situation now, except with a different set of players on our roster instead of Luongo.

And let's say he doesn't retire until 2019-2020. By then the salary cap could be north of 80m for the subsequent seasons. For all we know, his 5.3m cap will be small potatoes in the grand scheme of the salary cap.
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Originally Posted by Monkey Boy View Post
Never thought of it that way. That makes a ton of sense
Disagree.

They 'retirement years' were to lower the hit, that $5.3 was never going to count against the cap under the last CBA. I don't believe the Canucks anticipated paying a 43 year old goalie $5.3 million of cap space. i think they anticipated him retiring at 39.

In reality though, it helps us get better value now, and if he performs well through his final year of $6.7m salary, the buyout would be PEANUTS on the cap, especially if the league revenues grow like they did pre-2012 lockout.

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