Unless there IS more coming, perhaps Calgary is thinking Lucic does have something left, but for reasons only Lucic knows, goes through the motions in Edmonton.
Maybe Lucic thought when he signed with Edmonton that the Oilers would be on the fast track to contention. When that quickly became apparent that wasn't the case, he "lost interest".... sure, that is on him, and a professional WOULD be part of the solution, not the problem, but I can't see any other reason Calgary could want him.
I mean... Just on the contracts alone, this is a really bad trade for Calgary. Idiotic, actually.
-If bought-out, the Lucic contract would save $2.5M. Neal's would save $7.7M
-Neal's AAV is $250k cheaper per year.
-Neal has no trade or movement protection, while Lucic's contract features a NMC.
-The Flames will be required to protect Lucic for the Seattle expansion. Neal wouldn't.
-I can't begin to guess what the up-side is for Calgary in this deal.