Here are the facts as things stand right now:
1. We have approximately 15 million in cap space
2. Luongo isn't happy and more than likely we would like to keep Schneider moving forward
3. We need to get deeper in the Top 6
4. We need to retool the defence
D, Brian Campbell
F, [RFA] Kris Versteeg
3rd Round pick, 2013
G, Roberto Luongo
D, Keith Ballard
2nd Round pick, 2013
Both teams net a approximately 2 million in additional cap, Versteeg's cap hit likely to be in the 3.25 to 3.5 range, both teams strengthen their rosters.
F, Bobby Ryan
D, Alex Edler
F, Mason Raymond
Conditional 1st round pick, 2013
Anaheim gets a good young defenceman in exchange for a good young forward. This is another hockey deal, the condition tied to the 1st round pick is in the event Edler does not sign a contract extension with the Ducks.
Additional moves by Canucks:
UFA, signing Justin Schultz to entry level deal
UFA, signing Jason Garrison to a 3 year deal with a cap hit of $3.75M, structured 2.75,3.75,4.75
UFA, re-sign Salo to 1 year, 1.25M
UFA, signing Scott Clemmensen for 1 year @ 1.35M
RFA, signing Cory Schneider to 4 year term, structured 2.5, 3.75, 5, 6.25 resulting in a cap hit of 4.375
Between being able to defer Schultz's performance bonuses to next years salary, and Kesler missing a portion of the beginning of the season, the Canucks should end up with just under 615K in cap space for 2012/2013 which could be used to add 1 small piece at the deadline or used to absorb a portion of Schultz's bonuses (there are a couple different bonus types he will be eligible for).
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Bobby Ryan ($5.100m)
David Booth ($4.250m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Kris Versteeg ($3.250m)
Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m) / Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Chris Higgins ($1.900m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Aaron Volpatti ($0.600m)
Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m) / Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m)
Brian Campbell ($7.143m) / Jason Garrison ($3.750m)
Sami Salo ($1.25m) / Justin Schultz ($0.980m)
Chris Tanev ($0.900m)
Cory Schneider ($4.375m)
Scott Clemmensen ($1.350m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $69,587,875; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $612,125
Other thoughts, Kris Versteeg could not be included in the Luongo deal and we could keep our 2nd round pick, keep Mason Raymond and put him on the 3rd line and bump Burrows up to the 2nd line. This would provide us with at least another million in cap space.
Edited by Shadowgoon, 27 June 2012 - 01:12 PM.