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03-12-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
I want to say 80% that Raymond is gone because he wont take a 3m per contract. I hope he does, but I doubt it. There's also the issue about roster balance when you pay Raymond 3m. Do the Canucks also sign Higgins? If so, then they have 3 top6 LWers that they can't utilize fully due to roster slots. Kassian-Hansen-Burrows likely stay on the RW. So that leaves one spot, and pushing Kassian to the 4th line, to find that 3rd LWer some ice.

It also ensures the 3C position will be a "budget" fill next year.
Given the Canucks roster right now, I'd rather pay one elite player 6 million than have Raymond + Higgins making anything close to that.

Although if we could just ditch Booth it would all be a little easier.

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