But by the same token, the Lions’ league, the Swiss N.L.A., is considered the sixth best in Europe;
The Canucks currently have 20 players under contract for $45.86 million US, an amount that includes $366,663 toward the buyout of Marc Chouinard
Chouinard, who finished last season in the minors, has a year remaining on his contract at $1.1 million and must clear waivers before the buyout process begins (all figures are in U.S. dollars).
If the Canucks do take this tack, it will cost them two-thirds of the $1.1 million, or $732,600, and will count against their cap. The buyout amount can be spread over two seasons and leave the team with $366,300 of so-called “dead money” on their books