Lightning Karlsson

Initial Creation Date: May 23, 2019
Published: May 23, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Team: 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
I'm not sure how realistic the returns are on these trades, but they honestly don't matter too much. I think Miller would fit well with NYI, who desperately needs a forward who can score. Palat could be an improvement on Jost, who is mostly defensive and has struggled to provide the scoring Palat can for an Avalanche team which needs more depth. Meanwhile, Jost is young, meaning he's more cost-controlled and the Lightning are quite good at developing young players.

Neither team involved in the trades have cap issues, which is why I don't think taking on extra cap is really that much of an issue. NYI basically gets a very productive forward without having to overpay. COL gets an upgrade to one of their players and some veteran experience in exchange for a few million dollars in cap space.

As for the Lightning, we'd be totally screwed after the season ends, and Sergachev and Cirelli - if not Vasilevskiy (who I think the Lightning would do pretty much anything to keep) - could walk. If Vasilevskiy and Cirelli both agree to discounts, maybe it's only Sergachev. If Killorn agrees to a trade, it would certainly help. Either way, we'd definitely be losing a pretty good player. Of course, this is contingent upon Palat agreeing to be moved, but he'd be on a dangerous team within a couple of years.

I don't think this is likely, and I'm not sure if Karlsson really fulfills a need. But if this type of thing is a possibility, I think it proves that the Lightning would be fine adding an expensive UFA like Panarin instead, if he agrees, and certainly that they would be fine just maintaining their current roster for at least another season. They are running out of time to win a Cup, though, and whatever they plan to do, they should do now.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Point, Brayden4$7,500,000
Paquette, Cédric4$1,500,000
Erne, Adam3$1,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Karlsson, Erik6$8,000,000
Coburn, Braydon2$2,500,000
Trades
TBL
  1. Pelech, Adam
  2. 2020 2nd round pick (NYI)
NYI
  1. Miller, J.T.
  2. Callahan, Ryan
  3. 2020 1st round pick (TBL)
TBL
  1. Jost, Tyson
  2. 2020 2nd round pick (COL)
COL
  1. Palat, Ondrej
Buyouts
  • Matthew Carle: $1,833,333
  • Vincent Lecavalier: $0
Buried
  • Jan Rutta: $225,000 ($1,300,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
CHI
2020
TBL
NYI
COL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
2021
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$83,000,000$82,181,664$0$2,212,500$818,336
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TBL
Johnson, Tyler
$5,000,000
LW, C, RW
NTC
UFA - 5
TBL
Point, Brayden
$7,500,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
TBL
Kucherov, Nikita
$9,500,000
RW
UFA - 8
COL
Jost, Tyson
$885,833
C, LW, RW
RFA - 1
TBL
Stamkos, Steven
$8,500,000
C, LW
NMC
UFA - 5
TBL
Gourde, Yanni
$5,166,666
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 6
TBL
Killorn, Alex
$4,450,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 4
TBL
Cirelli, Anthony
$728,333
C
RFA - 1
TBL
Joseph, Mathieu
$728,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TBL
Erne, Adam
$1,500,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TBL
Paquette, Cédric
$1,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
TBL
Volkov, Alexander
$864,167
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TBL
Stephens, Mitchell
$833,333
C
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TBL
Hedman, Victor
$7,875,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 6
Karlsson, Erik
$8,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 8
TBL
Vasilevskiy, Andrei
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 1
TBL
McDonagh, Ryan
$6,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 7
TBL
Cernak, Erik
$697,500
RD
RFA - 1
TBL
Domingue, Louis
$1,150,000
G
UFA - 1
TBL
Coburn, Braydon
$2,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TBL
Sergachev, Mikhail
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
RFA - 2

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May 23, 2019 at 9:50
#1
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 390
Likes: 96
Karlsson could probably get close to 11M, Point gets closer to whatever Marner signs for, and signing Vasy next year would be brutal
May 23, 2019 at 9:58
#2
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 214
Likes: 102
I don’t think NYI would move Pelech. He is a key piece to that solid blue line.
May 23, 2019 at 11:16
#3
BOLT LOVER
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 1,822
Likes: 320
Wow .. for someone who doesn't know alot .. you know more than most on this site.. which tells you alot of what the people on this site dont know
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