But it could also mean they're looking to clear cap space for a big UFA aquisition.
I hope they let Schroeder walk, I've seen enough and he might squeeze one of our other kids out of getting games.
I'll be very surprised if the Canucks make a major UFA pick-up. Other than the big fish (Gaborik, Vanek, Stasny), its all reclamation projects (Setoguchi, Hemsky) or damaged goods (Heatley, Boyle, Miller, Markov).
Unless Gaborik is going to finally move in to his alleged house in Point Grey, I can't see any of the Big Fish coming here. Speaking of which, has anyone checked in with Gabby's realtor?
With no Booth, I doubt the Canucks end up at the cap ceiling. For that reason I wouldn't mind picking up Brodeur on a high cap-hit one year contract. Just having him start 40-50 games could (imo) be enough to get the Canucks into a playoff seed.