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Jul 11, 2020
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Reason</b></div><div>It’s already been verified VAN will spend to the cap, can’t remember which insider was talking about it, think it may have been Dhaliwal.
No question VAN is not in an idea cap situation, but keep in mind in 2021-2022 VAN will have some combination of: Podkolzin, Hoglander, Lind, MacEwen, Rathbone, Rafferty and Juolevi all playing on the team on ECL’s or cheap contracts, that provides some level of flexibility.
Don’t get me wrong I think the team will likely have to rid a bad contract or two, but this team is not going to be contenders for another 2-4 years. Not much of a point in paying super high costs to move out costly pieces right now when that price will drop with one less year on the contracts, unless of course you believe you can win now.</div></div>
Right, and where I am coming from is that the deal proposed above would be reasonable sufficient flexibility. It's nothing major for Vancouver to lose.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jim_Benning_Almost</b></div><div>I get the point, but in reality our window to take a serious Cup run isn't for another couple of years and Loui will be gone by then. He has only $5M of actual cash to be paid to him in the next two years, and carries a cap hit of $12M for those two years. In these days of no fans, there will be cash strapped teams (ie. Florida, AZ, etc) looking to dump actual salary for Loui's differential. It would be nice to unload his contract, but not at that price.</div></div>
And how are Pettersson, Hughes and Demko getting re-signed?
If Vancouver signs each player for 8.5 million, which would be a bargin, and has a goalie tandem getting paid 7 million (Which if it is Demko/Markstrom is a bargain) They have 66 million comitted to 13 guys. They would need to sign: 2 top 4 Dmen, 2 bottom pair Dmen, 2 top 6 wingers and 3 bottom 6 forwards. You'll also want at least 1 spare forward and 1 spare D. Even if your key players take cheap deals you are in an absolute bind that offseason dude.
Given that the Canucks are one of the teams that has cut the pay of their staff I wouldnt be assuming that they are able to spend up to the cap either.