Canucks and Beyond
Entries with the tag: salary cap
Thursday in Los Angeles, Mats Sundin attended the Canucks/Kings game in the company of his agent, along with Vancouver’s GM Mike Gillis. Gillis has professed the interaction didn’t include any noteworthy business talk, but that doesn’t mean the NHL in general isn’t a bit intrigued.
Whether Sundin were to join the Canucks or not is a contentious issue—certainly, there are plenty who still feel the Leafs are front-runners for his services. But whether Canucks fans want or don’t want Sundin to join their favorite team, is there anyone that thinks that available dollars is actually the deciding issue for the team?
Matthew Sekeres at the Globe & Mail has the notion that it is:
It’s difficult to gauge the exact dollar amount available in the Vancouver Canucks’ bank come July 1st. I’ve read estimates from less-than-$20-M to $21.6 M. My own addition comes out to $21.1 M, only very slightly off the calculations by nhlnumbers.com.
Whatever the exact amount (and incidentally, I’m less-inclined than before to make fun of hiring a “capologist”) it’s a healthy amount of free agent spending money.
But for those Canucks fans out there still dreaming of Marian Hossa, I daresay it’s not going to be nearly enough.