For the forwards I think having the two goalies will make Canucks an even more attractive place for FA to sign a little less to play for the cup. I personally think Mason Raymond still can be brought back on a 2nd or 3rd line basis for much cheaper (struggles a lot this year but I like to think he is still recovering), probably at the price of a 3rd liner or 4th liner plus he is familiar with the system. Though Manny is expensive for what he does but faceoff specialist during PK is crucial, especially when our offense is not clicking.
To keep Raymond the Canucks have to qualify him which means no pay cut. Failing that he becomes UFA. If they refuse to qualify him and he becomes UFA then I guess he can agree to come back for a huge cut but I wouldn't bet on it. If he gets to UFA someone somewhere will pick him up.
To me you either want him back or you don't. If you do then qualify him and get a one year deal done and if you don't then trade his rights for scraps or just let him walk.
I agree that we will have Manny one more year. He is under contract and can anchor the 4th line, kill penalties and take key face-offs. But I think once this deal is done the only way we have him back is at a rock bottom price. He may have a bounce back year next year once he has a chance to get a full summer of training in and gets more adjusted with the loss of vision in the one eye. Ideally he would get back to the point where he could be our shut down third line centre but if not I'm fine with him on the 4th line.