Stupid for the Canucks, and I'm a Coyote fan. Morris has been awful and isn't cheap for a 6/7 guy. Ballard is a bad contract, sure, but why not just boil it down to Schneider for Turris straight up? I'll include LOLbarbra if you want.
Canucks have 87k in cap space but can go at most 5.2M on top of that over the cap because they would just put Raymond, Bitz, Rome, Sulzer on LTIR and send Ebbett to the minors.
in a week or 2 if Pinizzatto does get his 4th line roster spot he seemed to have earned before he got injured that 87K becomes almost 100K if they send Volpatti down as well.
With a 21 man roster (12F 7D 2G) when everyone but Raymond and Bitz are back the Canucks have 4.44M in cap space to use if Bitz and Raymond are put on LTIR as well as Sulzer and Ebbett sent down.
They'll save at least 800k so Sulzer wont have to be put on waivers without having to send anyone else down and when Bitz returns one of Weise or Pinizzatto is sent down and they are still just barely under the cap like right now.
Raymond won't be back until at earliest Jan/Feb so realistically the Canucks have 3.64M to play with and with one roster spot open. Once Raymond comes back will have to clear 2.5M
If the Canucks do acquire Turris i see Hodgson being sent down because one of Hansen, Hodgson, Malhotra, and Turris wont be on the 4th line or a healthy scratch. So thats 1.66M out of the 2.5M cleared up for Raymond leaving only under 900K left to clear in which case I see Tanev being sent down and the Canucks runnign with a 22 man roster.
Last edited by Ched Brosky: 10-22-2011 at 09:08 PM.