So here's the idea:
Cory Sarich @ 1.75
Cond. 3rd round pick 2013 -> Turns into a 2nd if Van makes it to the SCF
5th round pick 2014
250,000 of Sarich's cap hit per year
Vancouver needs depth on the right side more badly than the left. With Alberts gone they still have depth guys in Barker and Vandermeer who can fill the void.
GMMG likes guys who aren't simply rentals, Cory has 1 more year on his contract.
For CGY, if they are out of the playoffs this move helps for a predicted rebuild-on-the-fly. A potential 2nd in a deep draft.
Sarich had 144 hits last year, is 6'4 & 207 pounds. Has experience playing lots of minutes. Has 57 playoff games under his belt, incl. a cup.
If CGY chooses to have a small fire sale, 250,000 won't effect their cap structure too much. Sarich at 1.75 is a good deal for the Canucks.
Sarich isn't necessarily worth a 2nd, hence the 'conditional', if the Canucks make it to the SCF then Sarich is worth a 2nd.
Sarich is +11 over the last three years combined playing for CGY (incl. this year).
He'll also fight when needed..
Edited by Teemu Selšnne, 02 February 2013 - 09:44 AM.