Noble 6 Posted November 20, 2019 Share Posted November 20, 2019 (edited) This trade would be similar to the Neal - Lucic trade in that it is a swap of bad contracts hoping that the players involved can bring something new to the respective teams. Both player's contracts expire at the same time and the cap hits are comparable. To DET: Eriksson Goldobin 4th Round Pick 2020 To VAN: Nielsen Detroit takes the higher cap hit ($750,000 difference), but also saves around 5 million in actual salary for this year as Eriksson's base salary is 1M while Nielsen's is 5.5M. The remaining year's of the contract are fairly comparable with only a $500,000 difference in total salary, but Detroit saves big this year in terms of actual dollars. To sweeten the pot for taking the higher cap hit, they also get a relatively young forward with good numbers who's already in the AHL and a mid round pick. Eriksson could carve out a role by helping the league's worst penalty kill. Vancouver saves an extra $750,000 a year against the cap, which does help considering how tight against it we are. Nielsen brings more speed and versatility than Eriksson as he can player center or wing. Nielsen's contract would also be more attractive to a team like Ottawa trying to reach the cap floor in the offseason because he owed slightly less over the remainder of his contract. Being the more versatile player, he could also be more attractive to Seattle to take (along with other assets from the Canucks) for one year. If worst comes to worst he also has the more buyout friendly contract. Edited November 20, 2019 by Horvat is a Boss 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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