AT OR BEFORE THE DRAFT
RW Ryan Callahan
F Tyler Johnson
To Tampa Bay:
F Markus Granlund
LW Tanner Pearson
Tampa Bay clears $7,050,000 off their cap to re-sign some of their veteran defenders allowing them to ease Foote in without throwing him to the Wolves.Tampa also gets a productive top 9 forward in Pearson who can replace what Callahan brings at a lower price.
Vancouver gets a productive yet overpaid bottom six forward in Callahan and a bonafide top 6 forward in Johnson who can be Horvat's right hand man.
COL 1st 2019(14th Overall)
the rights to Semyon Varlamov
C Brandon Sutter(20% retained = $3,500,000 AAV)
Colorado receives a veteran centre that will help insulate their young centres from tough matchups. Sutter will shutdown rival teams centres such as Sequin, Scheifele and Johansen in the competitive central division. Note that Sutter comes into Colorado with a 20% decreased cap hit than what his cap hit was in Vancouver, making him a very affordable bottom six forward.
Vancouver receives another top pick to help accelerate the team's rebuild
G Jacob Markstrom
BUF 1st 2019
Buffalo has been desperate for a bonafide number 1 since Ryan Miller left. Say hello to the 6'6 Markstrom who is just entering his prime, has loads of upside and had quite a bit of pedigree when he was drafted. It may be a steep price but Buffalo pays it 9 times out of 10 to get a goalie as skilled as Marky. It sucks to say goodbye but we have the ultra competitive Demko not to mention Dipietro knocking on the door. Trading Markstrom will require the Canucks to acquire a less-skilled veteran goaltender to insulate Demko and Dipietro(see the Colorado trade where we get Varlamov's rights)
AT THE 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
To Los Angeles:
BUF 1st 2019
VAN 1st 2019
LW Sven Baertschi
VAN 2nd 2020
Explanation: Los Angeles adds 2 top 10 prospects instead of 1, a placeholder in their top 6 in Baertschi and an additional draft pick to give up the opportunity to draft Jack Hughes. However instead of drafting Hughes they can still add two high end elite-skilled prospects instead of just one. In other words this deal makes sense for LA because they are still giving fans hope
1st round SELECTIONS
1st Overall: F Jack Hughes
COL 1st 2019(13th Overall): D Moritz Seider(big fan of him. 6'4 big frame, skates well and plays in an excellent development program in Germany.)
PRIOR TO FREE AGENCY
Vancouver Canucks re-sign G Semyon Varlamov to a 3 year $13,500,000 contract($4,500,000 AAV)
Vancouver Canucks re-sign G Thatcher Demko to a 2 year $5,500,000 contract($2,750,000 AAV)
Vancouver Canucks re-sign D Alex Edler to a 3 year $15,000,000 contract($5,000,000 AAV)
Vancouver Canucks qualify D Ben Hutton, D Josh Teves, F Tyler Motte and F Josh Leivo,
Vancouver Canucks re-sign RW Brock Boeser to a 8 year $56,000,000 contract with a No-Movement Clause ($7,000,000 AAV)
Vancouver Canucks re-sign D Luke SChenn to a. 2 year $1,600,000 contract ($800,000 AAV)
D Ben Hutton
LW Loui Eriksson
LW Nikolay Goldobin
D Jake Bean
Explanation: Despite Eriksson $6M cap hit he's only owed $9M over the final three years of his contract, which averages out of $3M per year of actual salary vs. a much larger cap hit. For teams that struggle annually to reach the cap floor, this is an intriguing asset for the 'Canes.
Hutton is a solid veteran defender who is a solid bottom pairing guy that can fill in for the top 4 when there are injuries. Hutton is cheap and he's left-handed which is something Carolina needs more of in order to balance out their backend.
Goldobin, meanwhile, adds a young dynamic offensive player. He is Russian so he complements Andrei Svechnikov, the 2nd overall pick in 2018 who put up a disappointing first season but is improving every game. I'm confident that Goldobin will bounce back in less of pressure cooker environment that we have here in Vancouver.
FREE AGENT SIGNING
Vancouver Canucks sign D Deryk Engelland to a 3 year $10,500,000 contract($3,500,000 AAV)
FREE AGENCY. CONTINUES
Obviously the Canucks roster was full of players before free agency started and therefore GM Morrissex simply isn't interested in signing players that he'll regret later on. As a result, we've signed Goldobin(2x2.25M) while Motte and Leivo accepted their qualifying offers.
Coach Green decides in training camp that 1st overall pick Jack Hughes will move to wing to allow Elias Pettersson and Bo Horvat to remain in their current positions. Here is how Morrissex95's new and improved Vancouver Canucks squad looks:
1-Jake Virtanen-Elias Pettersson-Brock Boeser
2-Jack Hughes-Bo Horvat-Tyler Johnson
3-Antoine Roussel-Adam Gaudette-Ryan Callahan
4-Tyler Motte-Jay Beagle-Josh Leivo
Tim Schaller and Ryan Spooner
1-Alex Edler-Troy Stecher
2-Quinn Hughes-Chris Tanev
3-Olli Juolevi-Deryk Engelland
Starter: Semyon Varlamov
Backup: Thatcher Demko