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by Paul on 06/25/07 at 08:41 AM ET
from the Vancouver Province,
The Canucks have 14 players under contract for $40.095 million. Regardless of how high the cap ceiling rises—$48-50 million is a safe bet—landing a top-six forward to spark a 23rd-ranked offence and adding a defenceman will be done through trades. Or, perhaps a cautious foray into free agency.
“We’re going to explore all of our options including free agency in the first couple of weeks of July,” said Nonis. “But those players [free agents] just don’t grow on trees and there are a lot of teams looking to add players.
“It’s going to depend on the price and the term you have to sign certain players, but I’ll expect we’ll find a player or two to fill some holes. But when and where, I don’t know.”
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