If you go by what Gillis has said in his interview today he seems to favor a off season deal is what he expects .
Everyone knows the cap goes down and the canucks have little to no flexibility as it stands and he claims buying out Lou is not something there talking about then it appears he is backing himself into a corner .
Gillis has to trade one or else other teams are just going to call his bluff this summer and force the Canucks to buy him out so they can sign him to a shorter deal while the canucks walk away with nothing and the owners stuck with a bill for the buy out and Mike Gillis with out a job
Gillis can go over the cap by as much as 10% during the offseason and if there are still no takers, Gillis could run with a major youth movement if he got cap squeezed.
D. SEDIN $6,100,000.00 H. SEDIN $6,100,000.00 Z. KASSIAN $870,000.00
N. JENSEN $895,000.00 R. KESLER $5,000,000.00 A. BURROWS $4,500,000.00
D. BOOTH $4,250,000.00 J. SCHROEDER $900,000.00 J. HANSEN $1,350,000.00
A. VOLPATTI $700,000.00 M. LAPIERRE $1,000,000.00 D. WEISE $700,000.00
#13 FWD $550,000.00
LW TOTAL: $11,945,000.00 C TOTAL: $13,550,000.00 RW TOTAL: $7,420,000.00
D. HAMHUIS $4,500,000.00 K. BIEKSA $4,600,000.00
A. EDLER $5,000,000.00 J. GARRISON $4,600,000.00
P. ANDERSSON $660,000.00 C. TANEV $1,250,000.00
#7 D $700,000.00 #8 D $700,000.00
LD TOTAL: $10,860,000.00 RD TOTAL: $11,150,000.00
C. SCHNEIDER $4,000,000.00
R. LUONGO $5,333,333.00
G TOTAL: $9,333,333.00
TOTAL CAP HIT: $64,258,333.00 SALARY CAP: $64,300,000.00 CAP SPACE: $41,667.00
Andersson has $210,000 in ELC bonuses on top of $660k, but there is the bonus cushion provision. Now, whether or not Luongo & Schneider could coexist for yet another
year without causing lockeroom issues is a big question mark and something I can't see flying.