Canucks1000 Posted June 16, 2017 Share Posted June 16, 2017 Time to beat a dead horse a little bit, with some else added on top that will free up more space to let the kids play: To Vancouver: 3rd Overall Kari Lehtonen Conditional 1st 2018 (becomes a 2nd if Dallas does not make the playoffs) To Dallas: Chris Tanev Loui Eriksson (1.5 Million Retained) Canucks 4th Round Pick 2017 Why Dallas does this? I won't go into Tanev, we all know the reason there. Kari Lehtonen is the bigger cap dump, so they get to lose him. They get Eriksson - a forward that Dallas is very familiar with. Yes, he had a down year last year. However, he adds offence and, perhaps more importantly for Dallas, he's responsible defensively. It makes Dallas more competitive and Eriksson at 4.5 Million is probably better than anything they could get out of this year's free agency. Why the Canucks do this? They won't be competing for the next 5 years, so retaining a portion of Eriksson contract wouldn't be the end of the world during that time. It frees up a spot on the wing for one of our kids to step in and take a top 6 role. Gives us a top pick this year and a decent pick for next year. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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