Although there has been talk of a potential trade between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks about swapping the bad contracts of Milan Lucic and Loui Erikssonfor several weeks, a new report by TSN’s Darren Dreger suggests on TSN’s Insider Tradingthat the deal could be a good fit for both teams, but if Edmonton wants to make the deal, they would have to add a “sweetener.”
The belief is that because Lucic has four years remaining on his deal at $6MM AAV, the Oilers would have to give up something as Eriksson’s deal has only three years remaining at $6MM himself. According to Edmonton Journal’s David Staples, both players could be amenable to a potential trade considering that Lucic holds a no-movement clause, while Eriksson has a no-trade clause. However, Sportsnet’s Rick Dhaliwal reports that nothing has been presented to either player and while the discussion of this trade has been discussed in the media for weeks, trade talks are quite premature.
Lucic is from Vancouver and played his junior years there but there is no guarantee he would waive his no-movement clause.