A NEW BEGINNING Posted February 23, 2015 Share Posted February 23, 2015 Well, I am in a dilemma. I really don't know what the Canucks should do, on one hand our team is playing some decent hockey and needs all hands on deck, on the other hand if we do not move talent, we risk the reality of having some walk away free. As we know it right now, I believe we have 26 players on the big club and Markstrom in Utica, this presents several problems. A). Moving players right now will hurt our chances of going to the playoffs . Not moving them will cause them or others to be lost by July 1, 2015 C). Signing the UFA's now, will force us to trade or wave others by the beginning of next season. Here are our players: Under Contract after July 1, 2015 H.Sedin, D. sedin, Vrbata, Burrows, Higgins, Hansen, Bonino, Kassian, Edler, Bieksa, Hamhuis, Miller, Horvat and Lack RFA's as of July 1, 2015 Vey, Sbisa, Tanev, Corrado, Clendening, Stanton, Weber, Markstrom, Kenins and McMillian UFA's as of July 1, 2015 Richardson, Matthais, Dorsett So dealing with problem #1 ..........we have Richardson, Matthais and Dorsett. Do we keep them and attempt to sign them before July 1st? Problem #2 is depending on who we keep as UFA's, how much money do we have to spend our RFA's. Tanev being the most expensive, with all the rest expecting qualifying offers to start with. So then we can send down Horvat, Kenins, but I don't think Corrado, and we can loose Mcmillian That makes 24 contracts.........do we consider one of Stanton or Weber expendable? Can we afford all our UFA's? And still get under the cap" Is it worth rolling the dice on those UFA's hoping they will sign......If I was Matthais.........I would be gone to free agency........... Markstrom has to clear waivers at the beginning of next season to send him down......he won't last! So, what do we do and when do we do it? My guess is 2 or 3 players leave before March 2, 2015 But who? Any Idea's? Remember Lack is a UFA after next year...as well as Vrbatta, Hamhuis and Bieksa Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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