shiznak Posted May 29, 2022 Share Posted May 29, 2022 (edited) Chapter 1: Draft Day Trades and Excitement: To Philadelphia: J.T Miller Tucker Poolman Nils Hoglander To Vancouver: Travis Konecny Travis Sanheim Isaac Ratcliffe 24’ 1st round pick (Philly’s own) Why does Philadelphia make this trade: Philly is looking for an aggressive re-tool to their team this off-season and both Konecny and Sanheim are rumoured to be the trading block. This trade gives the Flyers a nice 1-2 punch down the middle and also clears about 2m in cap space for them to go after a impact player in the free agent market. Flyers would also have the cap to extent Miller to a new contract next off-season, when JVR’s contract is up. Which will be the key to this trade, as he wouldn’t be a rental. Why does Vancouver make this trade: With the uncertainty of Miller’s contract status, and the unlikelihood of re-signing him. This gives Vancouver two younger players who can help out when they are prime to compete in a few years. Konecny is signed for three more years, at a reasonable caphit and is the type of player JR mentioned as a “sandpaper” guy, who can pitch-in offensively in the top 6. While Sanheim would be a left-handed defensemen, that doesn’t really fit Vancouver’s needs. He can play on the right-side, as he did sporadically this season. Sanheim is the upgrade in the top 4, that JR has been harping on in his interviews; young that can play in all situations. Raticliffe is a bit of a project, but he’s another sandpaper guy, that could turn into a solid bottom 6 player, if he fully develops. To Washington: OEL William Lockwood 3rd round pick To Vancouver: Lars Eller Why does Washington make this trade: Washington is in dire need of an upgrade to their defensive core. OEL brings them stability on the backend and gives them a nice top pairing to go up against the opposition top line. They have the caphit to fully take on OEL’s contract. Especially if they put Backstrom on LTIR. Of course, this trade is only doable if OEL waives his NTC, but getting a chance at the playoffs, while playing with one of the best goal scorer in the game. I think that would be pretty enticing, than being stuck in a bubble team who isn’t nearly ready to compete. Why does Vancouver make this trade. Solely to clear cap. JR mentioned that they need to revamp the defense and also need to clear cap. Ideally, I think most people would trade Myers, but with the addition to Sanheim, OEL would be pretty much expendable. I also think Myers would be harder to trade, as we would probably need to add more incentives to the deal in order for teams to bite. Eller would be a solid addition to the 3rd line and even if it doesn’t work out. He’s only signed for one year. To Anaheim: Jason Dickinson To Vancouver: Derek Grant 4th round pick Why does Anaheim make this trade: They get younger and essentially replace Grant, who is on an expiring contract. Why does Vancouver make this trade: Again to clear a bit a cap, without really losing any value. Grant is older, but his advance metrics are better than Dickinson’s. Plus, another sandpaper guy. Chapter 2: Free Agency/Re-signing/2023 roster - Re-sign Boeser 6yrs/36m (6m) - Sign Jan Rutta 3yrs/5.4m (1.8m) - Sign Johan Larsson 3yrs/6m (2m) - Sign Zachary Aston-Reese 2yrs/3m (1.5m) - Sign Ilya Lyubushkin 4yrs/12m (3m) Podkolzin (900k) - Pettersson (7.3) - Boeser (6) Konecny (5.5) - Horvat (5.5) - Pearson (3.2) Larsson (2) - Eller (3) - Garland (4.9) Aston-Reese (1.5) - Lammikko (1.2) - Grant (1.5) Highmore (900k) Sanheim (4.9) - Myers (6) Hughes (7.8) - Lyubushkin (3) Dermott (1.5) - Rutta (1.8) Schenn (850k) Demko (5) Martin (760k) Deadcap - 2.4 Total Caphit = 77.4 Final Chapter: Final Take. Sandpaper is a thing in hockey. Edited May 29, 2022 by shiznak 1 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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