What if its Matthias @ 2 year(s), $1,703,250RFAcoco_canuck wrote:Hope you're right, that would be a great deal for us.Strangelove wrote: I still think a package like Matthias and Petrovic can be had.
I sort of see it the same way Rummy does, the Canucks were willing to move him for two 2nds at the deadline so teams probably aren't offering a whole lot more at this point unless, like Topper says, Gillis can create some sort of bidding war with a team like the Flyers.
The ace in the hole for Gillis would be to take back a contract, say Upshall and his $3.5M contract for next two years, and buy-out that deal in order to get back something more significant in return. But if what HW and others say is right, that Aquaman isn't keen on buy-outs, then we shouldn't really expect that to happen.
Plus Petrovic @ 3 year(s), $2,475,000 » RFA
And upshall @ 4 year(s), $14,000,000UFA
So that's 850,000
For luongo's 5.5 cap hit that's a wash and we have three bodies...
Upshall might make a good fourth line winger ...
I don't know how he got a 14 million dollar contract though... He basically had one good year in 07 ...