Details revealed on huge deadline deal that fell through

The trade deadline has come and gone and brought us numerous trades this year to report on. Some were bigger than others, some we saw coming, and some were a surprise. For all the deals that were completed, there were a few that fell through, this one was the biggest.

The teams involved were the Minnesota Wild and the New York Islanders. The teams originally started talking this trade last summer but couldn't agree on salary retention. The deal included Andrew Ladd of the Islanders and Zach Parise of the Wild.

Both players waived their no-trade clauses, but it appears the contracts were the sticking points to the deal, because of the cash still owed on the deals. Parise carries an AAV of $7.5 million for 5 more seasons. While Ladd is signed 2022-2023 with an AAV of $5.5 million. However, the 'actual cash' on the contracts was what cause this to fail. $12 million vs $19 million, the numbers didn't add up and GM, Lou pulled out.

Look for this deal to go down at the draft, when the two GM's will have more time to work out the fine details.

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