Proposal: Creative ways to shed Loui Eriksson contract

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  1. DingDongCharlie Registered User

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    Each day that goes by unloading a contract like this will get harder and harder. There’s team out there needing to move much better players like Killorn or Johnson just as an example. Why take Eriksson without a substantial add? I just don’t see it.
     
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    I'd do it. Then I'd out Zaitsev in the minors.
     
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    One way for teams to save real dollars is to simply not spend to the cap this season.
     
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    Multiple teams signed these deals and with exception to Kovalchuk the Canucks are the only ones to pay any penalty. As for the way Luongo was treated - he was the one that wanted to go back to Florida and only Florida so obviously you have a hate on for the Canucks but everything you wrote is dead wrong.
     
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    A horses head in Dorion’s bed is probably the only way Loui gets moved
     
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    If he was worth a long-term deal, there’s no problem. It was so long-term the Canucks deserve to be still paying it.
     
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    Bettman was on TSN sports radio a few weeks ago. When asked about the Luongo situation, he stated that all teams were warned that this loophole was going to be closed, but they were free to continue to do so, with the understanding that there may be consequences...and there were.

     
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    Nothing about anything I wrote is wrong. The Canucks didn’t want Luongo to play out the Contract, he didn’t. Everyone got what they wanted.
     
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    You have to trade him to a team that would either be fine with keeping him on roster for two seasons or wish to buy him out and be fine with the $5.6M/$3.6M/$666K/$666K hits.

    The only team I think can fit that bill (can afford the 20-21 cap hit and has cap space) is the Detroit Red Wings.

    Maybe:

    To Vancouver
    Darren Helm

    To Detroit
    Loui Eriksson
    1st Round Pick 2021
    2nd Round Pick 2022

    If Vancouver isn't willing to give up so much of a future, they can add a pick to get Detroit to send them Frans Nielsen, whose buyout hit isn't as bad as Eriksson's. Of course Detroit can't be on Loui's list.

    Only other deal I can think of would be a Boychuk for Eriksson swap. His buyout hit is even worse but maybe Boychuk gets a pep in his step playing for a new team? Yikes.
     
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    My creative solution was to just put Loui in net and have him backup Demko.

    I may as well be entertained if we're spending the money.
     
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    those only flare up if you make less than your cap hit.
     
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    Yet all other contracts of a similar nature have no cap recapture
     
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    Which contracts of a similar nature ended prematurely and without a cap recapture, and weren't a one-time compliance buyout after the 2013 CBA?
     
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    Nope. Thanks for the interest though.
     
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    And how many other teams were forced to pay out the (unfulfilled) contracts? Zetterberg and Hossa come to mind, I'm sure Montreal will come to some kind of agreement with Weber, as will Chicago with Seabrook. Vancouver has been, and will be, the only team paying our for those legal (at the time they were signed) contracts. Being warned ahead of time doesn't fix the issue of it not being enforced.
     
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    Zetterberg and Hossa both are on long term injured reserve with contracts that will expire in 2021. Luongo retired, and gave Florida cap space. If Luongo went on LTIR, there would not be this issue.

    That is why there has been no enforcement of the recapture penalty on other teams.
     
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    Get Loui to legally change his name and try to convince the league that his Cap hit no longer applies because there is no longer a Loui Eriksson employed by the Canucks.
     
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    This is the most reasonable trade if we didn’t have the pandemic. $4M dead cash for a 2nd... won’t entice an owner. Marleau buyout cost $4.6M for the first ... spread out over two years. I suspect it will cost Canucks two 1sts.
     
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    Chicago will not have any recapture penalty with seabrook.
     
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    Look at Eric Louisson. Good ol' Canadian boy
     
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    Los Angeles, Florida, New Jersey and Vancouver have all had Cap Recapture penalizes.
     
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    Only contracts signed before 2013 are subject to Cap Recapture. Seabrook’s deal was signed in 2015.
     
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    Marleau buyout cost $3.83m.

    Though the wallets are tighter now and I don’t think two 2nds will cut it to completely dump Loui. Minimum a 1st for a full cap dump and might have to add.

    Or take bad stuff back instead and not get the full cap dump.
     
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