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05-19-2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Djp View Post
You still have 0 roster flexibility.

You need to budget the roster at a max of around $61M and save the extra for call ups and deadline deals.

Luongo you would have to do a buyout on. You arent going to get anything for him.

With Edler because he is more moveable if he was dealt it would be more likely for youth players

As I said previous you basically should budget around $25M for your 7 Dmen and 2 goalies.

buy out Luongo...

2 goalies=$5M
4 Dmen=$18.7M
--Hamhuis, Edler, Garrison, Bieska
3 other Dmen >$2M

Thus still over the $25M

If you traded Edler and kept Ballard the cap hit would still be over $25M their salaries next year will not be much different.

I am just using these as examples.....

You could look for a cheaper top 4 dman. Buffalo has Sekera (top 4 Dman) with 2 yrs left at $2.75M--Other teams have similar players. Vancouver trades one of the top 4 for him which lessens the cap hit . You might be able to move Edler to an up and coming team like the Islanders and get Niederreiter and one of their young Dmen in their system who is NHL ready.
Are you seriously freaking out that the Canucks D+ starting+ backup goalies would cost $25.75M. That's just nutty. We do not need to trade Edler for cap space and that notion is obviously ridiculous.

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