a small trade

Created by: DragonRaptorHybrid
Initial Creation Date: May 8, 2019
Published: May 8, 2019
Team: 2019-20 Arizona Coyotes
Legend
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Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
okay, so here's the rub:

- this is basically a spin on the Dave Bolland/Lawson Crouse trade from a few years ago. the Coyotes pick up a bad contract and get a young prospect-type player out of it.
- the Lightning need to dump Ryan Callahan's contract in order to have a real shot at signing Brayden Point. John Chayka calls up Julien BriseBois, says, "looks like you need that bad contract off your books. how 'bout it, eh?" BriseBois goes to Callahan, says, "hey, look, you'd be doing us a favor, AND you get to live in Phoenix." (trust me when I say a lot of hockey players like living in Arizona.) Callahan includes Arizona in his 16-team trade list, and the M-NTC isn't an obstacle anymore.
- from what I hear about Mathieu Joseph, he's fast and is good on the forecheck: sounds like a player Rick Tocchet wants in his system. plus, his brother's in the Coyotes' system, so there's a nice lil' family reunion.
- yeah, sure, Connauton, Cousins, and Archibald look like spare parts. but I think Chayka would have most of the leverage in this situation; BriseBois *needs* that contract off his books. Cousins and Archibald can play higher in the lineup if they need to, in case of injury or the like, but would generally serve as stopgaps until Syracuse's prospects are ready to go. Connauton is a competent 3rd-pairing defender, and nobody in Syracuse's lineup seems ready for the NHL (outside of, like, Cal Foote). the pick is a pick; a 2nd or a 3rd would be fine.
- all of my estimates of RFA and UFA signings come from Evolving Wild's contract projections.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Crouse, Lawson2$1,350,000
Lyubushkin, Ilya1$875,000
Miska, Hunter1$700,000
Hill, Adin1$700,000
Fasching, Hudson1$700,000
Bunting, Michael1$700,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kempe, Mario1$750,000
Mermis, Dakota1$750,000
Russo, Robbie1$700,000
Ullstrom, David1$700,000
Trades
1.
ARI
  1. Callahan, Ryan
  2. Joseph, Mathieu
TBL
  1. Connauton, Kevin ($687,500 retained)
  2. Cousins, Nick [RFA Rights]
  3. Archibald, Josh [RFA Rights]
  4. 2019 3rd round pick (CHI)
Buyouts
  • Mike Ribeiro: $1,944,444
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Kevin Connauton: $687,500 (50%)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson: $990,000 (12%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
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2020
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2021
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$83,000,000$77,324,443$0$2,595,000$5,675,557

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Keller, Clayton
$885,833
RW, LW
UFA - 1
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Schmaltz, Nick
$5,850,000
C, RW
UFA - 7
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Galchenyuk, Alex
$4,900,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 1
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Hayton, Barrett
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 3
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Stepan, Derek
$6,500,000
C
UFA - 2
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Fischer, Christian
$821,666
RW, LW
RFA - 1
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Crouse, Lawson
$1,350,000
LW
UFA - 3
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Dvorak, Christian
$4,450,000
C, LW
UFA - 6
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Joseph, Mathieu
$728,333
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
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Grabner, Michael
$3,350,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
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Richardson, Brad
$1,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
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Hinostroza, Vinnie
$1,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
$7,260,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 8
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Demers, Jason
$3,937,500
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Raanta, Antti
$4,250,000
G
UFA - 2
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Chychrun, Jakob
$4,600,000
LD/RD
UFA - 6
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Hjalmarsson, Niklas
$5,000,000
LD/RD
NMC
UFA - 2
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Kuemper, Darcy
$1,850,000
G
UFA - 1
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Goligoski, Alex
$5,475,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Oesterle, Jordan
$1,400,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Callahan, Ryan
$5,800,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
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Hossa, Marián
$5,275,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 2
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Garland, Conor
$775,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Lyubushkin, Ilya
$875,000
RD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Keller, C.
Schmaltz, N.
Galchenyuk, A.
Ekman-Larsson, O.
Chychrun, J.
Power Play 2
Dvorak, C.
Stepan, D.
Fischer, C.
Goligoski, A.
Oesterle, J.
Penalty Kill 1
Grabner, M.
Richardson, B.
Hjalmarsson, N.
Demers, J.
Penalty Kill 2
Crouse, L.
Stepan, D.
Ekman-Larsson, O.
Goligoski, A.

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May 8, 2019 at 8:07 p.m.
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Not sure why ARI would give up three, cost controlled depth pieces for Callahan and Joseph (joseph is solid) ARI has an internal cap and taking on 6 mill is not happening
May 8, 2019 at 8:28 p.m.
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Seems like an awful lot to give up plus take on Callahan for a guy who is what a 3rd line winger?
Plus ya gotta wonder is Joseph' success from just being on the top team in the league.
May 8, 2019 at 8:56 p.m.
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Quoting: shmoeman
Not sure why ARI would give up three, cost controlled depth pieces for Callahan and Joseph (joseph is solid) ARI has an internal cap and taking on 6 mill is not happening
Callahan actually makes $4.7M in base salary next year, so it's not quite as unreasonable from that perspective. It's also only for 1 year.
Cousins is what he is at this point; so is Archibald. Joseph is merely 21 and entering his prime. The idea is to improve the roster, because they need scoring pretty badly on their roster. Chayka could also ask for somebody with more upside, like Cirelli or Alex Barré-Boulet, but the idea of eating $4.7M for a 13th forward for 1 year in order to get a young player is something I'd consider if I were in Coyotes management.
May 8, 2019 at 8:59 p.m.
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Quoting: DragonRaptorHybrid
Callahan actually makes $4.7M in base salary next year, so it's not quite as unreasonable from that perspective. It's also only for 1 year.
Cousins is what he is at this point; so is Archibald. Joseph is merely 21 and entering his prime. The idea is to improve the roster, because they need scoring pretty badly on their roster. Chayka could also ask for somebody with more upside, like Cirelli or Alex Barré-Boulet, but the idea of eating $4.7M for a 13th forward for 1 year in order to get a young player is something I'd consider if I were in Coyotes management.


I think theyd rather sign a guy like Dzingle in FA for that money and just hold onto their assets
May 8, 2019 at 9:05 p.m.
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Quoting: MisstheWhalers
Seems like an awful lot to give up plus take on Callahan for a guy who is what a 3rd line winger?
Plus ya gotta wonder is Joseph' success from just being on the top team in the league.
I don't think it's that much. the Coyotes need to be upgrading their roster; standing pat with players like Cousins and Archibald aren't gonna get them there. I liked Joseph from the "hey, look, the Coyotes have his brother in their system" angle, but somebody like Alex Barré-Boulet or Anthony Cirelli might be a higher-upside player the Coyotes can get in exchange for relieving the Lightning of Callahan's pretty terrible contract.
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