Sami Salo- 1 year deal @ 1.75 mil
Cory Schneider- 5 year deal @ 4 mil per season
Steven Reinprecht- 1 year deal @ 1 mil
Why does Vancouver do this?- The Canucks get a top notch offensive d-man in Jake Gardiner who can play on the top unit on the powerplay. Gardiner is also only 22 years old which means that he has tons of potential, especially after coming off a solid 30 pt campaign. He'll play with Edler on the top powerplay unit, creating the necessary talent on the back end for the powerplay. Joe Colborne is a big, talented centre who has tons of offensive potential. He'll be a direct replacement to Cody Hodgson as the young, third line centre which the team definitely needs. Komisarek is a cap dump for the Leafs which the Canucks will likely need to obtain in a trade for Luongo. He's had a rough time in Toronto, but a change of scenery may do him well. If not, the Canucks have Tanev to take his place.
Why does Toronto do this?- They finally get some solid goaltending, which they have been missing since the pre-lockout. Burke pays a hefty price by giving away 2 prospects, but he gets his star goalie on a long-term contract with a decent cap hit. He also gets rid of Komisarek on the D, allowing more flexibility and opportunity for young players like Korbinian Holzer to take his spot. The Leafs also get a solid number 6/7 d-man in Andrew Alberts and a decent depth forward in Dale Weise.
3rd round draft pick- 2012 or 2013
To NY Islanders:
Why do the Canucks do this?- Cap dump and no room for him within the lineup after the Leafs trade.
Why do the Islanders do this?- The Isles have little to no defensive depth and with Streit likely leaving at the end of next year, they will need a decent puck-moving d-man. Ballard needs a change of scenery as well, and he could excel by not having the Vancouver media and fan pressure.
Derek Dorsett- Sign to a 2 year deal @ $875,000 per season
Why do the Canucks do this?- Tough, gritty fourth liner who will be an important piece in the playoffs.
Why do the Blue Jackets do this?- They get a top-nine forward who can play in both offensive and defensive situations.
Kristian Huselius- 1 year deal @ 3.5 mil
Low risk, high reward signing. If he plays well, the Canucks have a solid top-six forward who can complement Booth and Kesler greatly. If he plays poorly, the Canucks have depth players like Higgins, Schroeder, Hansen, Reinprecht and Kassian to potentially take his spot. It's also only on a one year contract.
Justin Schultz- 3 year ELC @ $900,000 with signing/performance bonuses
One of the reasons for the Canucks getting Gardiner is so they can obtain the hometown kid Justin Schultz as well. Having Schultz in the system will add to the strong defensive depth of the team and give the Canucks a stronger outlook into the future.
Sedin (6.1)-Sedin (6.1)-Burrows (2)
Booth (4.250)-Kesler (5)-Huselius (3.5)
Higgins (1.9)-Colborne (1.1)-Hansen (1.350)
Lapierre (1)-Malhotra (2.5)-Dorsett (0.875)
Hamhuis (4.5)-Bieksa (4.6)
Edler (3.250)-Salo (1.750)
Gardiner (1.117)-Komisarek (4.5)
Schultz (1.5)/Tanev (0.900)
Cap Hit: 63.692
Edited by TheEhrhoffEffect, 08 May 2012 - 10:39 PM.