Friedman: Lucic doesn't want to play in Canada anymore?

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  1. justafan22

    justafan22 Registered User

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    Friedman explores Lucic trade dynamics

     
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  2. Hindustan Smyl

    Hindustan Smyl 2020/2021 = Canucks being a contender

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    Would the Oilers be interested in Lucic for Eriksson? I know it’s still Canada and that may not sit well with Milan, but here’s the thing: he may not want to be in Canada, but teams aren’t exactly lining up to take him.
     
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    DeVols #VFL

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    He has a NMC, so I'm sure he's going to use that to force a move to a team in the States, assuming he's moved.
     
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    beowulf Not a nice guy.

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    Suck it up buttercup. You are paid damn well and that includes taking the heat when you aren't playing up to the contract you just signed.
     
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    ConnorMcNugesaitl Registered User

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    Well that doesn't really make sense value wise or get Milan out of the country so I don't see what that accomplishes.

    How do you know what teams are or aren't interested?
     
  6. Gardner McKay

    Gardner McKay You had to be there

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    The OP clearly mentions his wife, not just Milan. But yeah, making tons of money should make a players family not care about the criticism of a loved one.
     
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    Lucic has one of the worst contracts in the NHL. Nobody wants him.
     
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    lets be real, it's not like canada was ever his first choice. Chiarelli was the only one stupid enough to offer Lucic that contract, with that kind of money and term you basically move anywhere.

    now that he has the contract i'm sure he's begging to be traded out of edmonton
     
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    Skinnyjimmy08 WorldTraveler

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    God what a disaster.. Everyone knew when Oilers gave him this deal it was gonna be a mess... Only thing is i figured it would be regretful in like year 5ish... Not during the 2nd year lol
     
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    What is wrong with EDM? Is it true that The Oilers have to pay more to keep their players? Is it a myth?
     
  11. Murzu

    Murzu Fire Bednar. Please.

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    Oilers fans are gonna say no but from Avs perspective:

    Lucic @ 4.5M cap hit + 10th ov + 2019 2nd for 2018 3rd.
     
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    Poor Milan. If only I could make that and not produce at my job.
     
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    Samething in every Canadian City. When things are going great you want to be apart of them, when they aren't the fans and media become ruthless.

    Last year Edmonton fans were in love with the Coach and GM. Winnipeg fans not so much. Year later and it's switch. What happened for this to happen? One team made the playoff, one didn't.
     
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    You are playing a pro sport and making a lot of money. You marry said athlete and get to live a very good life because of it. Sorry but it comes with the territory.
     
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    TFHockey The CEO of 7-8-0

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    Retention AND the 10 OA? You're out of your mind.
     
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    beowulf Not a nice guy.

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    Come on be a little realistic. The Oilers are not going to retain any of the cap hit and give up a 10th overall pick, a second round pick and all they get back is a 3rd round pick? No just no.
     
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    Abdelkader for Lucic

    1 for 1
     
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    We all knew this would be a disaster, but this soon? Yikes.
     
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    he'll have to go pretty damn far to find a place he's appreciated. I hope Edmonton fans aren't abusing him, but they're 100% right to not want him there
     
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    I know Oilers don't touch that. I guess my post was pointless in hindsight but that's how unvaluable I personally think Lucics contract is.
     
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    So what you're saying is, if you make a lot of money you no longer get to have feelings. Got it.
     
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    Except for Montreal and LA. Who knows what other teams reached out to him and was told that he just wasn't interested
     
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    Lool oh boy, how can we say no to that? We retain and give you a top 10 pick?! And we even throw in a second? Holy moly sign me up!

    Jking, your offer sucks.
     
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    danielpalfredsson is excited about filip gustavsson

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    What about this?
    -Lucic is buyout proof for EDM due to his signing bonus. CAR apparently wants more toughness.
    -CAR sends Rask to EDM for a late round pick+Future considerations @ the draft
    -EDM buys out Victor Rask (4M AAV x 4 years/25 years old) prior to June 30th, they take a cap penalty of roughly 666k for the next eight seasons.
    -After July 1st (or whenever Lucic is paid his 3.5M signing bonus), Lucic waives his NTC to be sent to CAR. CAR gives EDM a late pick. EDM retains roughly 1.33M which is roughly 22.7 percent of Lucic's cap hit.
    -After his bonus is paid, Lucic is owed 22.5M spread out over the next five years. EDM retaining covers almost 5M of this remaining salary, meaning CAR only owes Lucic 17.5M over the next 5 seasons, which is a real money AAV of 3.5M. CAR effectively pays Lucic a lower salary than they were paying Rask, with the only caveat being Lucic is signed 1 year longer.
    -EDM walks away with roughly 2M on the books for the next five seasons, and then roughly 666k on the books for three more seasons after that. A financial obligation that is LESS than what a Lucic buyout would have been if he had no signing bonuses. In turn, EDM frees up about 4M worth of cap for the next five seasons, a significant amount considering Lucic is buyout proof and has a full NMC.
     
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    Murzu Fire Bednar. Please.

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    Almost as much as Lucics, it's one of the worst ones in the NHL. But I guess I should had kept my mouth shut, I should had known the reaction :laugh:
     

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