nameci Posted May 3, 2022 Share Posted May 3, 2022 Nobody! We have lived in cap hell for several seasons and now management is trying to figure out ways to create a little cap space. Now what are people suggesting? Let’s spend what we saved and get right back in the same bleak situation again. The notion that free agents are “free” is ridiculous. Free agents frequently receive contracts that are inflated compared to the ability of the player and often the term is excessive, which means that an already bloated salary becomes an anchor towards the end of the contract. Will any overpaid free agent with a long term contract make us a cup contender? Surely not! People have suggested that we offer free agents dollars and term which suits us. The reality is that in a bidding war the price almost always exceeds what Canucks fans suggest with regard to terms and length. It is one thing to say offer Domi a three year deal at 3 million per year, but the reality is that he will get offers for more money and term than posters suggest. I think a far better way to spend any money that we have banked is to wait until teams find themselves strapped for cash near the beginning of the season and have to move decent players to become cap compliant. That way you acquire players with a known salary and term and much of the crazy bidding is taken out of the equation. Two examples of players which the Canucks acquired in this manner that come to mind are Nate Schmidt and Christian Erhoff. There will be players available near the start of the season who will fill holes in our roster at reasonable rates with a manageable term. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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