Robert wrote:Once again, any bonus clauses in a players contract are included in the cap, whether that player reaches them or not.
Jyrki21 wrote:And once again as well, only old and injury-returning players can even have bonuses.
joecheesy wrote:To my mind, the Nucks already have a collection of potential "Carters" for this year in Pyatt, Isbister, etc. Although a clear, proven, finisher for the Sedin line would be great, the gaping hole that I see in the lineup is on Nazzy's wing. Without a genuine, physically-hard-to-handle offensive threat on his wing, he can't get enough space to make plays and get shots. He's not making the Yzerman-esque transition to two-way forward very well at all, and is struggling in role he's not cut out for. He needs Bertuzzi. Unfortunately, that Bertuzzi (of the WCE era) no longer exists. I was just watching old footage of Bert putting his shoulder down and taking the defenseman (and the puck ) to the net. Just a little behind the play, Nazzy is there with all kinds of space. It brought a little tear to my eye.
One can always think of more things to add to make the team better, but that is one thing I think would be worth paying for with significant assets (players, picks, prospects): a power forward that can take Nazzy back to the first line.