EagleShield Posted January 3, 2015 Share Posted January 3, 2015 [This started out with a solid idea, but turned into rambling and probably unbalanced trades - apologies in advance. That said, keep in mind that EDM got a 1st + a roster player for Perron when it comes to valuation of players.] We are currently in a scenario where we will need to address a few roster issues before the trade deadline if we want to get value back. We have the obvious log jam at goalie. Miller is our clear #1 (at least in the eyes of the coaches), which leaves us with Lack and Markstrom (pending RFA) going in to next year, as well as the strongly performing Eriksson all contending for one roster spot. I'm going to stick my neck out and say that Eriksson is the one we want to keep (doing a talent/trade-value calculation). So to move the other 2 and keep Eriksson as our backup, I propose the following: Trade #1: Getting Schnieder a backup To VAN - Larsson, 2015 1st To NJD - Markstrom, 2015 1st Trade #2: Giving the Sabres their franchise goalie To VAN - 2015 1st (STL) To BUF - Lack, Zalewski Signing #1: Eriksson 2y x $1m We also have an oversupply of wingers, and with a couple of high profile wing prospects about to come through and my guess is that one will make the team next season, we need to make some room. Currently we have Daniel, Vrbata, Higgins, Hansen, Burrows, Dorsett, Vey, Matthias and Kassian. Trade #3: Sending Higgy home To VAN - 2015 3rd, 2015 4th, 2016 3rd (VAN) To NYI - Higgins Trade #4: Helping the Bruins dump some cap To BOS - Kassian, Matthias To VAN - Eriksson, Kokhlachev, 2015 1st Signings #2-5 Vey 1y x $1m Dorsett 2y x $1.5m Richardson 3y x $1.67m Goc 2y x 2m Defensively, we are looking reasonable, in spite of the obvious lack of a #1 D-man. The big question hanging over this D-core is the signing of Tanev. Signings #6-9 Tanev 4y x $4m Sbisa 2y x $2.9m (QO) Larsson 2y x $1.5m Stanton 2y x $750k We are under the cap by $1m to $1.5m with the following roster Sedin - Sedin - Vrbata Burrows - Bonino - Jensen Dorsett - Horvat - Eriksson Richardson - Vey - Hansen Goc Edler - Tanev Hamhuis - Bieksa Sbisa - Larsson Stanton - Corrado Miller Eriksson Selecting at the 2015 Draft: 6th, 10th, 22nd, 52nd, 87th, 112nd, 117th, 137th, 142nd, 172nd (Marner, Werenski, Andersson, Pilon, Looke...) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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