Why don't you let Gillis and Gilman manage the cap while you relax. If Luongo and Ballard make their way off the roster over the summer it frees up 10 Mill in cap space with just those two moves.
Not really...the Cap is going down 6 million.
I tend to agree with Zedlee right off the bat. But, Connauton will not be the difference between this team making and missing the playoffs in 5 years when Van has holes in their D and in their lineup. And a second rounder is a crap shoot.
This is what I, and others, have been asking for; take a risk and go for it. With Edler, Tanev and Corrado they have 3 (relatively) young D going foward. And Bieksa, Hamhuis and Garrison have 4 to 8 years left in the tank each.
The Canucks are relatively rich on the back end.