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How the Canucks can get under the salary cap without trading anyone

When Jim Benning says that he meets with his capologist on a daily basis, I don’t believe him. That’s because daily updates on a situation that remains static seem unnecessary. I think the message that he is trying to get across is that the Vancouver Canucks have their cap situation figured out, and I do…

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Navigating The Salary Cap – Part 2

In my first article I showed that the Canucks are in a mostly okay salary cap situation this season that is manageable as long as a veteran player remains on injured reserve (likely), is traded (less likely), or if Brock Boeser signs for less than expected (somewhat likely) then they can squeeze everyone in. This…

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Navigating The Salary Cap – Part 1

Jim Benning has been criticized for his contract signings since 2015. That year, he re-upped Luca Sbisa and Derek Dorsett in the spring and then followed those up that summer by locking up recently acquired centre Brandon Sutter to a five-year deal with a $4.375 million cap hit.