KKnight Posted April 30, 2022 Share Posted April 30, 2022 Hey guys & gals, Well considering our worst point in the season with Travis Green, Bruce sure turned this team around. I'm going to take a shot at an offseason proposal. I really feel we must address some major areas, buy saying that our team has some good pieces going forward. We might take a step back next season, but this will definitely put us in a better position in 2 years. 1. We need to move cap space & we have a very good chance of getting great returns, without having to eat money as well. 2. We need to get faster, acquire youth within our cores competitive timeline and use our cap space for smart signings. 3. Defense needs to be addressed with more skill and some more grit. Re-sign - Boudreau - give the man a 2-3 year deal. Get it done. Boeser to a 3 year deal at 6 million per. This rebuilds his trade value, so we're not selling low and makes sense for our cap. Horvat - 6-7 year deal at 6.5-7 Million per, he is our captain and a very vital piece to our group. Already resigned Spencer Martin. Resign Lammikko, Highmore, Burroughs to 1 year deals. Dries - 2 way deal Offseason trades - Love Milller, but it makes too much sense to capitalize on his extremely high value now, he won't fit our timeline. Here are some options: NYR - Miller Van - Schneider, Kravstov, 1st and 3rd LAK - Miller Van - Turcotte/Vilardi , Grans , 1st and 3rd Colorado - Miller, Dickinson (25% retention) Van - Newhook, Byram, Compher and 2nd I personally think a lot of teams are going to be desperate to improve this offseason with next to no cap space. This makes Miller an extremely attractive commodity. We should make out like bandits in any deal. I would take the NYR package if offered. Next is Myers - I think there could be a few suitors and we wouldn't have to retain salary while gaining some form of draft capital. Potential suitors - Dallas, Pittsburgh (if Letang isn't resigned), Columbus, Nashville. If Dickinson isn't included In a Miller deal, we could see if any bites at a 25-30% retention would be possible. Pearson - trade for draft capital, with a 2 year term and a reasonable cap hit there should be some suitors. That leaves us with - ? - Pete - Boeser Garland - Bo - Podkolzin Hoglander - ? - Kravstov ? - Lammikko - Lockwood Ex.Highmore Hughes - Schenn OEL - Schneider Dermott - Poolman Ex. Burroughs Demko Martin Do I think this team is a playoff team, definitely not, but we're not horrible. I think we can make some bold signings it may pay off for the youth in our lineup. 1st signing - I am very surprised Bergeron is not signed as of yet, he may want the bag before he retires and Boston is up against it. We need a right handed centerman in the worst way. He is a constant selke candidate and he isn't going to require mass term to get a deal done, which is great for us. Bergeron - 2 years at 8 million per. 2nd signing - Mason Marchment - 4 year deal at 3.5- 4 per. He provides size, speed and some skill, had a career year on a great Florida team. I think he would be a provide the pwf element this team will need going forward. Lastly - Noel Accari - 1 year 2.25 deal , adds grit - right handed center, PK. Our team - Marchment - Petey - Boeser Garland - Bergeron - Podkolzin Hoglander - Bo - Kravstov Lammikko - Acciari - Lockwood Ex. Highmore, ? Hughes - Schenn OEL - Schneider Dermott - Poolman Ex. Burroughs Demko Martin Summary - Not crazy about the defense, but this is a lot of movement for one offseason. I think we turn some assets into open cap space, youth/speed/upside, along with adding smart signings that don't cripple us going forward. Out - Miller, Myers, Dickinson, Pearson In - Schneider, Kravstov, Bergeron, Marchment, Acciari, reallocation cap space and gaining draft capital. What do you guys think? 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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