Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
According to Cap Geek, the Canucks will sit at $60,403,333 which leaves the Canucks just under $4m to resign or fill the void left by: Malhotra, Raymond, Higgins, Lapierre, Weise, Ebbett, Vandermeer, Volpatti, Alberts, Tanev and Barker.
If by chance we cannot trade Luongo I have a feeling they will use the buy out on him, but thats not the point of this post.
Looking at the other options for buyout (reasonable options):
Keith Ballard (2 years remaining at $4.2m cap hit) - it's this posters opinion that we are paying too much for Ballards production, but its not a contract we signed him to. He is on the bottom pairing and doesn't get the same trust as the top 4, and it is such an overpayment for a 6th defenseman.
David Booth (2 years remaining at $4.25m cap hit) - another project for us to regain his skill by pairing him with Kesler, but with his injury problems this is too much money to put into a top 6 forward.
(by the way, when I am noting their contract this is as of the 2013-2014 season, including said season)
Those two contracts are easily targeted in my opinion for Compliance buyouts, but at the same time, one more season with those contracts aren't that bad and is manageable. I would like to throw a wild card in there and get the opinion of Canucks fans.
Alex Burrows. (4 years remaining at $4.5m cap hit) - I absolutely love Burrows, and this contract was a reward for his hard work + him taking a hometown discount. He is our top line guy but this contract is far too much for his output in my opinion. Zack Kassian has stepped up and will eventually take on more shifts with the Sedins. Honestly, Burrows at $4.5m cap hit will handicap the team going forward.
What do you think?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:57 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:01 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:10 PM
That being said if Ballard or Booth play like a $4M player we should consider keeping them and dumping Luongo.
Edited by LOL_dre, 20 January 2013 - 09:14 PM.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:17 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:22 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:32 PM
I would've assumed it was the other way around.
I have heard Booth will be a buyout, As for Ballard, there is a market for him and he is tradeable...
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:41 AM
Tanev is going to EDM. I can put my life savings down on it
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:47 AM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:55 AM
Trade: Raymond, Lapierre, Weise, Luongo
Fire MG, this cycle of ruining us for years and hand cuffing us has to change.
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