Popular Post Coconuts Posted May 18, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted May 18, 2022 This one's probably been done before, but in the wake of tidbits from JR yesterday I'm proposing this anyway. If acquiring young center's and RD are the focus going forward LA's as good a trade partner as any. Kopitar's got two years left 10M but he'll also be 35 before next season begins, LA likely looks for a center sooner than later. Dustin Brown's almost 5.9M coming off the books more than covers Miller's cap hit next season, and any Miller extension would also be kicking in as Quick's 5.8M comes off the books as their contracts both expire after next season with at least some of Kopitar's 10M being freed up after the following season. It's worth noting that LA needs to re-up Kempe too but with some cap juggling they could probably make it work as they'll be getting 2.6M freed up from Jeff Carter, Edler's 3.5M expiring, Stecher's 1.7M expiring, and Maatta's 3.3M expiring. They also get 2.7M from Athanasiou who I don't expect them to retain. So, the actual deal. LA gets: JT Miller, Travis Dermott. Vancouver gets: Brandt Clarke, Alex Turcotte or Gabriel Vilardi, and LA's 19th overall pick. A high end RD prospect, a recent 1st round pick, and another 1st in this year's draft, and some cap space. We could potentially package 15th and 19th to move up or just take two cracks at grabbing good prospects. LA gets another center who could either play center or slot in on Kopitar or Danault's wing before eventually stepping into the Kopitar spot. They also get a D who can play either side to plug one of the holes one of Maatta, Edler, or Stecher would leave. That's it, that's the proposal! Lastly, you don't have to agree with trading any particular player, but you don't get to tell me who I can and can't talk about moving out. If the concept of moving out x gets you all riled up you're welcome to leave and read/argue somewhere else. 3 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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