Zamboni Driver wrote:Jovocop wrote:
Unless Booth, Malhotra, and/or Kesler are/is on LTIR, the Canucks need cap space to get a decent third line centre. Ballard's $4.2m cap hit might be a good start.
Why wouldn't Booth & Malhotra be on IR/LTIR?
Doesn't seem like Booth will be back anytime soon
And a deadline pickup doesn't need the same cap space as if they were here the whole year
LTIR only applies if the team goes over the salary cap.
I think that if we added a guy like Dubinsky or whoever, we could THEN put Malhotra or Booth on LTIR, which allows us to go OVER the cap by the value of their contracts. It doesn't, however, remove them from the cap.