I guess for every year of his contract, his cap hit will lower dramatically.. 1 year 3.5m.. 2 years 2m .. 3 years 1.2m .. No one will go 4 years
I agree in general, but I don't think your numbers are quite right. 1 year for 3.5 or 3 years for 3.6? 1 year at 3.5M, 2 years at 2.5M or 3 years at 2M seem like they make more sense. He gets guaranteed contracts and the team is compensated for the 35+ contract risk.
I don't think the Canucks will go after Jovo. If Salo wants to return, I think he's brought back at a 2-2.5M cap hit, and if not, there's other options with a higher priority than Jovo.