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01-08-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
And I'm perfectly fine with that. I think we would be fine cutting Ballard, and then letting Raymond and Malhotra walk at the end of the season (or even including Raymond in the trade). That right there is almost $9M of cap savings (if Weiss re-signs for $5M/year). Considering we have to cut about $3.5M of cap space from our payroll right this minute, and accounting for Burrows's $2.5M raise, and Edler's anticipated $1.5M raise and adding a couple ELC's to our roster I think we'd be just fine. Would mean no Getzlaf/Perry, but we would still have a contending roster.
I'd be fine with Ballard leaving as well, that is if he doesn't prove himself this season. Can't really be having a 4M+ third pairing defensemen play average on the Canucks; we have other holes we need to fill, and need that cap. I'm perfectly fine with letting Raymond go, and think it's long overdue by now. Really, really hope Manny can gain his old form though. Regarding ELC's in our lineup, I think we could see a few next season, no doubt.

Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
If we acquire Weiss and are able to re-sign him at $5M/year, this realistically could be our roster for 2013-14:

Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alexandre Burrows ($4.500m)
David Booth ($4.250m) / Stephen Weiss ($5.000m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m)
Chris Higgins ($2.000m) / Jordan Schroeder ($1.025m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Aaron Volpatti ($0.600m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.250m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Dale Weise ($0.615m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alexander Edler ($4.750m) / Chris Tanev ($0.900m)
Jason Garrison ($4.600m) / Kevin Connauton ($0.900m)
Derek Joslin ($0.700m) /
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: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,360,000; BONUSES: $310,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $250,000
I could learn to love this roster. Little scared about Schroeder, but when he is flanked by Hansen and Higgins, and possibly protected minutes like Hodgson had, he could flourish.

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