KKnight Posted February 1 Share Posted February 1 Well did you hear about the Horvat deal?! Lol. This has been a very sad state of affairs following this franchise this season. Although I say I'm done with the team sometimes, it's out of pure frustration. It was nice to see us get a 1st, quality roster player with a bit of upside and a young prospect that can be a potential top 6 forward for us in the coming years. Time to look towards the future. What's next on the agenda? From a logical standpoint, it surely has to be Schenn and Brock. Just looking at other rosters around the league Schenn should have: Toronto, Vegas (depending on Whitecloud), Tampa, maybe Avs (depending on Manson) & Flames (depending on Tanev) Boeser should have: Wild, Devils, Sabres & Pens. Some deals I feel are realistic are the following: Toronto: Schenn Van: 1st 2023 & We take a player back for salary purposes so the Leafs could make additional moves. Wild: Boeser Van: Jordan Greenway, Ryan O'Rourke and a 2nd round pick in 2023. Or Devils: Boeser w/15% retention (5,652,500) Van: Holtz Next I would sign Aidan McDonough. So we walk in to the offseason acquiring: Nyi (1st this year or next unprotected) Attu Raty TML 1st 2023 Greenway, ORourke and 2nd Or Holtz Mcdonaugh A good start, but still not addressing our need for Defense. With this team selling off, I feel we could fall in to the 4th best chance for Bedard. I don't expect to get him, but with a little lottery luck Fantilli or Carlsson would be a great start. Before Draft we shop Miller. One of the main suitors that comes to mind is Columbus. They have a hard time attracting talent. What better way then acquiring Miller, who is locked in to a long term deal. A deal I think would be fair would be: Cbj: Miller Van: Peeke, Sillinger and 2nd 2023 A power move by CBJ. They have Jiricek coming in, who is hands down the future of the Right Side. Miller is still a very good forward and CBJ looks very committed to getting competitive. This will get another star forward locked in long term. We are very much on the other end of the spectrum, looking to gain young assets. Peeke and Sillinger, both having down years, should be attainable to offset Miller's 8 million dollar salary. Next Demko. Love Demko, but realistically we aren't winning anything soon. Two different deals I like are: Van: Durzi, Petersen and 1st in 2023 LA: Demko Vegas: Demko Van: Kolesar, Korczak and 1st in 2023 Prefer the LA deal personally. Now we're sitting at: Nyi (1st this year or next unprotected) Attu Raty TML 1st 2023 Greenway, ORourke and 2nd Or Holtz Mcdonaugh Peeke, Sillinger and 2nd 2023 cbj Durzi, Petersen and 1st in 2023 LA We walk in to the draft with potentially 4 1st round draft picks. 1 top 5 If the isles miss and give it to us top 12. 2 - 20-25 selection As well as 2 2nd round picks. For hypothetical sake I'm going to say we get 2 or 3. Fantilli or Carlsson are our selection Isles miss the playoffs and decide to give us the pick this year. We select Matthew Wood 10-12. Kid is supposed to be an average-below average skater. His shot has been compared to Matthew's, high IQ and collegiate player, so more time for development. For our last 2 first rounders - Stramel Reinbacher & Dragecivic are the only players I know anything about and that is very limited. Targets for 2nd round: Carson Bjarnasson Attach the other 2nd rounder with Myers, plus 50% retention for 3rd or 4th rounder. Now the prospect pipeline is: Fantilli/Carlsson Podkolzin Hoglander Raty Wood Mcdonaugh Lekkerimaki Pettersson O'Rourke Rathbone Karlsson Lockwood Silovs Stramel Reinbacher Bjarnasson Our 2024 top 10 pick. This would be a great start. Offseason: we have one hole on the forward front we could fill. Forward group would look as follows: Kuzmenko - Pete - Mikheyev Garland - (O'Reilly) - Beauvillier Greenway - Sillinger - Podkolzin Joshua - Lazar/Studnicka - Lockwood So I think O'Reilly on a one year rebuild his value deal would be beneficial for both parties. He may want to go elsewhere, but money shouldn't be an issue on our end. Defense: Hughes - Durzi Oel - Peeke Rathbone - Bear Peterson Martin? Thoughts? 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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