Vancouver Canucks Sign Restricted Free Agent Mason Raymond

July 26th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
It was announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forward Mason Raymond to a two-year deal thus avoiding arbitration. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

However stated that several media reports (including local radio station TEAM 1040) that Raymond will make $2.5 million this season and $2.6 million in 2011-12.

That seems like a reasonable amount when you compare Alex Burrows $2 million and Mikael Samuelsson’s $2.5 million contracts.

Well now that the easy part is out of the way, time to get down to the hard part which is the salary cap issue.

This now puts the ‘Nucks $2,658,333 million OVER the cap limit and even with the LITR break they will get with Sami Salo’s injury of $3.5 million (will make it $800,000 approx. under the cap), they will still have a problem if (a big IF here) Salo returns to the lineup.

There is another LITR break that may surface if Burrows is not ready due to his offseason shoulder surgery which was to repair a torn labrum.

In all of this lies the problem.

Most teams will have gotten to their operating cap by the time the s ...

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