When the Flames were knocked out of the playoffs via the rival Edmonton Oilers, GM Brad Treliving had permit some GM’s realize that Milan Lucic might be to be had for a exchange within the offseason.
The hassle the Flames are having on trading Lucic this summer is his contract. He has one extra year left with a hefty $6 million profits cap hit.
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The Lucic change rumors to Boston rumblings truely started out to ramp up a month in the past whilst Milan Lucic posted a video on twitter of Lucic, striking and dancing with Pastnrak and Marchand at Tuukka Rask’s wedding ceremony.
A few weeks back Lucic’s name turned into trending on social media and while that takes place, some thing is usually up inside the change rumor mill.
The Bruins are over the earnings cap by using $2 million, so unless they find a way to shed income and Calgary eats 1/2 of Lucic’s cap hit, there can be no Lucic change to Boston.
How can the Boston Bruins loose up salary cap space?
The most effective manner the Bruins can convey Lucic returned is that if GM Don Sweeney unearths a way to transport out some gamers to get the salary cap area needed to deliver in Lucic’s contract along side the Flames preserving 50% of his cap hit.
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The two players Sweeney would probable pass out are Foligno and Smith.
Foligno has a profits cap hit of $three. 8 million however owns a 16 team no-exchange listing which can make a Foligno alternate hard.
Smith does now not own a no-change clause which would make shifting him out less difficult but no longer his $three.1 million cap hit.
Overall, if I changed into a NHL betting person, I might say Lucic remains a Flame for the season unless they are not in playoff competition come trade closing date, then a Lucic trade might in all likelihood appear to Boston or another playoff contender that needs a participant with size and grit. (I am searching at you Toronto Maple Leafs)