BigTramFan Posted December 3, 2021 Share Posted December 3, 2021 Hi, just throwing around some ideas on how we could improve our defense, clear some (almost) dead cap, plus get some returns on players whose contracts expire soon. Overall I want us to get bigger and more gritty. I preface these ideas with saying, no I don't really want to get rid of Miller or Boeser! Also that I can't see us making the playoffs this season, so I would prefer we start retooling for next season now. Trade 1 To BOS: Miller + Hamonic + Schenn To VAN: Carlo + DeBrusk + Haula We do this primarily to get Carlo, who is the perfect long term partner for Hughes, signed to $4.1m for 6 seasons. We also get Haula to keep as a 3C for next season. DeBrusk will be on-traded. BOS ends up with a ppg 2C in Miller. Hamonic and Schenn help replace the tough minutes that Carlo plays. Trade 2 To SJS: Pearson + Poolman To VAN: Kane (50% retained) + Knyzhov + Reedy Pearson and Poolman contracts are pretty awful. This is an opportunity to get rid of them. Just rip the band aid off and do it now. E Kane comes with significant risk but can play the power forward role that Miller does on Petey's flank. Knyzhov is a 23 year old 6'2" Russian LD/RD that would be perfect on our bottom pairing. Reedy is a 22 year old developed center prospect ready to play in the NHL (6'2", 205 lb, righty). He should be given the opportunity to earn the 4C jersey for next season, if it doesn't work out then we find a 4C in the off season. Trade 3 To NYR: Boeser To VAN: Schneider Expect Schneider to play a 3rd pairing role next season behind Carlo and Myers. In a few years (when Myers is gone) our RHD will be Carlo, Schneider, Burroughs. Trade 4 To MON: DeBrusk To VAN: Anderson Anderson is not cheap ($5.5m x 6 seasons) and that's why Bergevin trades him for the cheaper DeBrusk. VAN gets bigger in our top 6 with Kane and Anderson. These guys will stand up for their teammates and create room for our skilled guys. Retooled roster for this season with $3.2m in cap space: Garland Horvat Anderson Kane Pettersson Hoglander Motte Haula Podkolzin Dickinson Reedy Lammikko (Dowling) Hughes Carlo OEL Myers Knyzhov Burroughs (Rathbone Schneider) Demko (Halak) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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