shiznak Posted February 12, 2022 Share Posted February 12, 2022 (edited) Chapter 1: Deadline deals. To Anaheim: OEL - The remainder of his 50% salary (38% = 2.7M) Dickenson To Vancouver: Derek Grant Sam Steel 2nd round pick Why does Anaheim make this trade: The Ducks have been one of the biggest surprises this year. They have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs, and is the only team that could possibly take on OEL’s contract without us giving them an incentive. Adding OEL at 50% of his salary (4.4M), would solidify their backend. Plus it’s an insurance if Lindholm decides to walk into free agency this summer. The only question is would, OEL waive his NMC again? My guess he would for the sunny weather and a chance at the playoffs. Dickenson hasn’t worked out for us, but maybe a change of scenery will do him well. We’ve seen what he’s capable of and would be a nice younger replacement for Grant. Why does Vancouver make this trade: JR and co. have said they want to shed salary. Our defensive core is the highest paid defensive core in the entire league, and the worst when it comes to creating offense. While OEL has been fine defensively; his offensive game has been non-existent. We seen some glimpse here and there, but it’s not enough to justify his salary. We roughly save around 4M if we make this deal. To Colorado: Tyler Motte 2nd round pick To Vancouver: Tyson Jost Why does Colorado make this trade: Colorado need to get grittier come playoff time and it looks like Jost has fallen into Bednar doghouse. I don’t see Colorado giving Jost a qualifying offer (2.2M) to retain his rights. So rather than losing him for nothing, they could potentially re-sign Motte at a cheaper cost and save money to re-up MacKinnon. Why does Vancouver make this trade: We get a versatile forward who can move up and down the lineup. Still has the potential to be a decent top 6 forward. To Arizona: Hoglander/Podkolzin Tyson Jost Tucker Poolman Dipietro 1st round pick To Vancouver: Jakob Chychrun 2nd round pick Why does Arizona make this trade: Not sure? Apparently Arizona don’t like #1 defensemen with a more than reasonable salary signed, long term. But the package Arizona get is; 2 young roster players, a potential number #1 goalie, and a pick in the 10-15 range. Why does Vancouver make this trade: Well, I think most, if not all, will have a heart attack trading those pieces away, but this is my re-tool, not yours and this is what it’s going to take to pry Chychrun out of Arizona, possibly even more. Chychrun fits our core. He’s signed for 3 more years at a great caphit. Him and Hughes will be the backbone of our defensive core for years. Chapter 2: Draft Trades: To New York: J.T Miller Luke Schenn To Vancouver: Filip Chytil Nils Lundkqvist 1st round pick 3rd round pick Why does New York make this trade: Assuming they don’t win the Cup. Rangers will be looking for a player to replace Strome when he walks into free agency. Miller as a rental for a full year could push them over the top as the team to beat in the East. Why does Vancouver make this trade: First off, I don’t believe they will make Schneider available, which would upset many of you. I see him as a guy who will eventually replace Trouba. So, the next best thing they have on the right-side is Nils Lundkqvist. He’s a small guy, but the guy loves to compete much like our very own Hughes. Many feel this isn’t enough in a return for a player like Miller’s calibre, but the thing is, would you rather lose Miller for nothing or trade him for whatever you can get? While it isn’t a foregone conclusion that he’s going to leave after his current contract. I’d rather not pay him 8m+ on his next deal that will take him into his mid/late 30s. We also recover a 1st in this deal that we loss in the Chychrun deal. Chapter 3: Re-signing/Free Agency/2023 rosters. Now that we have some cap flexibility to whatever we choose to do in free agency. Qualifying offers to Steel and Juulsen Re-sign Chytil: 2yrs/6M (3m) Re-sign Boeser: 6yrs/36M (6m) Re-sign Lammikko 3yrs/3.6m (1.2m) Re-sign Martin 1yr/1.3m Sign Max Domi: 5yrs/28M (5.6m) Sign Ian Cole: 1yr/1.2M Sign Johan Larsson 3yrs/5.4M (1.8m) Hoglander/Podkolzin - Pettersson (7.3) - Boeser (6) Domi (5.6) - Horvat (5.5) - Garland (4.9) Pearson (3.2) - Chytil (3) - Steel Larsson (1.8) - Lammikko (1.2) - Grant (1.5) Lockwood Hughes (7.8) - Myers (6) Chychrun (4.6) - Hamonic (3) Cole (1.2) - Juulsen Lundkvist Demko (5) Martin (1.3) Deadcap: Holtby - 1.9 OEL - 2.7 Virtanen - .5 Total caphit = 73.8m give or take. Final Chapter: Final take. The forward group might be a bit small in stature, but they are hard to play against and they have a ton of speed. Something that is lacking in our current group of forwards. Domi, Grant, and Larsson are all workhorses for their current club, who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Steel is a pesky little fella, who scout say has great hockey IQ and speed. Watching him he reminds me of Cooke, minus the dirty stuff. All in all, I think this group can compete for a playoff spot, especially with BB behind the helm. It will sucks that we lose a prospect like Hoglander/Podkolzon and a top 15 pick, but the defensive group is a lot more mobile with the addition of Chychrun and Lundkvist. Something that JR harped on. Edited February 12, 2022 by shiznak 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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