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Ducks sign-and-trade WisNYIewski

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Weird day.  I had about three hours to contemplate the Ducks paying James Wisniewski $3.25 M next season before he was shipped off to the Islanders for a 3rd-round pick.  And rather than write something meaningful, why not take the patented Sleek cheap way out and hide behind this cartoon?

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Hasty yet effective.

Here's where this leaves the Ducks salary-wise, stealing extensively from Capgeek.  Still, of course, missing Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne.

PLAYER CASH CAP YEARS       PLAYER CASH CAP YEARS
Corey Perry $5.38 $5.33 3 - UFA Lubomir Visnovsky $6.00 $5.60 3 - UFA
Ryan Getzlaf $5.13 $5.33 3 - UFA Toni Lydman $3.00 $3.00 3 - UFA
Joffrey Lupul $4.25 $4.25 3 - UFA Cam Fowler
$1.40 $1.40 3 - RFA
Jason Blake $3.00 $4.00 2 - UFA Luca Sbisa
$0.88 $0.88 1 - RFA
Saku Koivu $2.50 $2.50 2 - UFA Sheldon Brookbank
$0.70 $0.75 2 - UFA
Todd Marchant $1.25 $1.13 1 - UFA Brendan Mikkelson
$0.69 $0.69 1 - RFA
Aaron Voros $0.90 $1.00 1 - UFA Danny Syvret
$0.60 $0.60 1 - RFA
George Parros $0.88 $0.88 2 - UFA Brett Festerling
$0.53 $0.53 1 - RFA
Nick Bonino $0.88 $0.88 1 - RFA
Dan Sexton $0.75 $0.75 1 - RFA Jonas Hiller $4.50 $4.50 4 - UFA
Matt Beleskey $0.66 $0.67 1 - RFA Curtis McElhinney
$0.57 $0.54 1 - UFA
Kyle Chipchura $0.65 $0.65 1 - RFA



Ryan Carter $0.73 $0.63 1 - UFA
Troy Bodie $0.50 $0.50 1 - RFA Nathan Oystrick Buyout $0.20 $0.20 2
14 F, 8 D, 2 G $46.49 $47.14
Top 12 F, 6 D, 2 G $44.14 $44.89

For the Ducks, the "CASH" columns matter much more than the "CAP" columns, and it's worth noting that there are about $900k in performance bonuses included in these numbers, $500k on Fowler's contract alone.  There's definitely money to spend and plenty of cheap contracts that could be used in a trade -- Ducks seem remarkably set to deal from strength with an over-the-cap team.  We can finally do a reverse-Mathieu-Schneider!

Either that or Scott Niedermayer surprises us all with his annual un-retirement.  That'd be awesome.

Feel free to add your reaction in the comments -- I'll write more about it later.

Go Ducks.