Eh, I think Lupul on the 2nd line is a much better option than Higgins, but I don't know how well he's been performing.
Lupul and Wisniewski for Higgins, Rozsival and a pick or prospect. I haven't checked, but I think the total cap hit is close, if not identical.
And yes, I know that's not a great deal for the Ducks.
I wonder if Lupul would be part of the deal. I would be really happy to get him here. He would definitely help the scoring problem and it seems like he is traded once a year anyways so it's obviously on the way.
for the record, as much as i want higgy off this roster, this is not a deal that happens.
The difference is that Higgins is still just reaching his prime years with a few 20 goal seasons under his belt and Marchant is on the downside of his career with only one. Even if Higgins isnt playing well right now, he has a lot more potential than a 4th liner like Marchant.