So Loui Eriksson has a cap hit of 6 mil for the next two yrs. He is owed 1 million this yrs and 4 million the season after. So 5 million actual. My question is can the Canucks find a way to move his contract for a similar contract that has a slightly lower cap hit, or is for a slightly better player and not give up too much to do so? Would teams be interested in saving a few million dollars in real money at the cost of taking on more cap hit. The idea is to move Eriksson without having to move high picks or top prospects. Here are some examples I came up with: Eriksson for: 1. Frans Nielson (2 x 5.25) (actual 8) Canucks save 750k in cap and Detroit saves 3 million in real dollars. Straight swap? 2. Dustin Brown (2 x 5.87) (actual 8) Canucks get a better player. LA saves 3 mil. Canucks maybe add a 4th? 3. Jeff Carter (2 x 5.2) (actual 4) This would cost LA 1 mil and they'd get the worse player so maybe a prospect and lower pick. Gadjovic + 4th? 4. Anton Stralman (2 x 5.5) (actual 10) Florida saves 5 mil in real dollars. Stralman becomes our 5th dman. He is a better player so maybe add 4th? 5. Viktor Rask (2 x 4) (actual 8) Minnesota save 3 mil. Players have similar value. Maybe Canucks add a depth prospect. Anyway those are a few attempts. Before you all poo poo it does the premise make sense? Save in real dollars for slight hit to your cap? Im thinking this could interest smaller market teams.