Reefer2 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:31 am
nuckster wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:18 am
This article is in synch with a number of people's view regarding this year's FA:
https://www.tsn.ca/talent/canucks-take- ... -1.1129744
An alternate view to JBs, might be to seek to obtain a legit seasoned play-making center to play alongside Petterson, rather than opt for another PLUG, to accompany the compliment of many plugs we already have. Just sayin. And if JB did so, would he not have been applauded by the JB cult regardless?
TSN as usual is missing the point, the Canucks need some sandpaper and JB got what he thought he needed. These guys are not brought in to play top 6, PP or anything else remotely offensive in anyway.
I liked the comment someone else made about the fact that EP and maybe Hughes will be given a chance to make the team this year, neither of these guys will stop that that. Now term is something that is too long and $$, eh, it seems to be market value. Going in with what they had last year and bringing in EP/Hughes would be a disaster.
I don't mind the strategy of bringing in sandpaper as I agree it was needed - it's the contracts that suck. The Schaller one was a small overpayment, whatever, we can afford it. The Roussel one was a year too long and probably $500k a year too expensive, though I like what he brings, again it was needed and we can afford it. The Beagle one is hard to defend, not sure why they wanted him so much that they would make a massive overpayment for too many years and too many dollars. Making it buyout proof and with a no trade? That's bizarre.
We can afford all of these right now and likely next year too. After that, assuming the young guys grow as they should, we could be in more trouble. Pettersson, Hughes, Dahlen, Gaudette, Juolevi, Gadjovich, Lind - all could need contracts in the next 2-3 years and we'll be stuck with Beagle, Eriksson, Roussel, and perhaps a massive cap recapture for Luongo - as much as $8.5 milllion if he retires in 2021. That almost surely means we lose a good player and can't add salary at a time we will really want to.
Hopefully they've budgeted for all of these things and it won't be an issue, but I remain skeptical.