With the money being dropped on 3rd and 4th line energy centers, I could see Carter getting just north of $1M on a new deal. He's a scrappy guy, and with the market starting to thin with guys like Kelly and Campbell and Slater being signed, he might be a guy moving up on the radar for teams looking for that sort of guy.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
Gionta is 28 and has played a grand total of 13 NHL regular season games. He gets his first one-way contract at the league minimum to see what he can do over a full year. Bernier probably gets something to the tune of 800k. Ryan Carter gets something a little over a million.
To fill any open spots in the Canucks bottom six, I'd happily pay the trio the aformentioned 2.5-3 million split three ways. We tried Bernier here already, and I think people were clouded by his potential and missed what he could still do well. I'm glad it worked out in New Jersey for him.
That being said, Lou would be nuts to let them walk, I thought they were stellar all playoffs.