Going into 2019

Created by: exo2769
Initial Creation Date: Jul 15, 2019
Published: Jul 15 at 3:50 pm
Team: 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks
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
OK, Joki's gone. I'm now getting excited to see what Nylander can do. I'm convinced that trade won't be settled until a decade from now becasue of age/positional issues, but it happened and I'm moving on.

Nylander was the #8OA pick. He has talent, no one's argued that. Let's set him up for success. Show him how much fun it can be playing next to Toews/Kane and really get him some confidence.

I still want to sign Perlini. He still has untapped up side that (I believe) will show itself once we gets some consistent linemmates. I'm hopeful that there's an agreement sooner rather than later. He should realize that being traded...is worse than being on a line with Debrincat/Strome. His next contracct will be a much larger one if he can produce. Where better than CHI?

That 3rd line is for Dach. Dach might be 6'4" 200 lbs, but he's 18 years old. Giving him guys to his left and right that can more than hold their own is important. I actually think he makes the team this year. Stan's saying that it's 100% up to Colliton, but I think there are a few meetings where "suggestions" get made. Stan would love to have Dach make the team and shed some of those naysayers questioning his pick.

The 4th line is some real grit and PKers. CHI needed to get better in that department and I think Stan did a pretty job...especially on the back end, but getting Carpenter was a solid move too.

That 5th line is what I'm using as potential swaps. These are the (3) players I think are on the bubble. Sikura's probably in that mix too.

As for the trade...I'm not sure why something hasn't already happened. My guess is that CHI doesn't want to take back Condon, but it might be a deal point for OTT. They have (3) goalies and know Stan's probably looking to shed AA's Cap hit. I honestly don't think the picks are as big a deal as the money...because it's Melnyk.

Now going forward...Stan's work is hardly over. He has a lot of optionality which is a tremendous asset. (2) #1 goalies on 1 year UFAs...A 65point defenseman on a 1 year UFA with his replacement a handful of games away and now reportedly going to Rockford instead of London which I've been saying needs to happen for a long time. That optionality is critical...you can't lose a 65 point Dman for nothing. The TDL returns are real and hard choices need to get made.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Perlini, Brendan2$1,500,000
Trades
CHI
  1. Condon, Mike
  2. 2020 2nd round pick (CBJ)
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (CBJ)
Additional Details:
What does Melnyk love??? MONEY! This move sheds a $3M goalie that isn't going to play and get's a #2C/#3C with a cap hit of $9.1M. For anyone not thinking AA is worth the money...it'll only net out to be $1M a year difference...he's worth a lot more than $1M a year.
OTT
  1. Dahlström, Carl
  2. Anisimov, Artem
Buried
  • Mike Condon: $1,325,000 ($2,400,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
CBJ
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
CBJ
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$81,197,627$0$6,922,500$302,373
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
Nylander, Alexander
$863,333
RW, LW
RFA - 2
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$778,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Strome, Dylan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
CHI
Perlini, Brendan
$1,500,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
CHI
Dach, Kirby
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
CHI
Caggiula, Drake
$1,500,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Carpenter, Ryan
$1,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Kurashev, Philipp
$842,500
C, LW
RFA - 3
CHI
Saarela, Aleksi
$753,333
C, LW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 3
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$6,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Gustafsson, Erik
$1,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
CHI
Lehner, Robin
$5,000,000
G
UFA - 1
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
CHI
Koekkoek, Slater
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1

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Jul 15 at 4:56
#1
CrazyK04
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 763
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This post is fantastic! I 110% agree with you. AA needs to go and I also love our goalie situation. I think Crawford probably retires at the end of the year and we resign Lehner. Gus gets traded at the TDL and we call up Boqvist. He is a fantastic Dman. He's the next EK65. I still don't like the Nylander thing but whatever. It is what it is. I really like the addition of Calvin DeHaan. I think Kubalik makes the team and Perlini won't be a Blackhawk by December 1.
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Jul 15 at 9:08
#2
Chicago
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Posts: 3,950
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This is really well thought out. I think the hawks expect Nylander to make the team, otherwise they would've kept Joker at least until De Haan returns from injury. They wouldn't move an NHL D for a rookie to play in the AHL while filling the line up with Dahlstrom/Koekkoek.

Moving Gustafsson at the deadline and calling up Boqvist makes a ton of sense. Heck, moving one of the goalies at the deadline makes a ton of sense with Delia in the system capable of backing up. This could be a season that the hawks contend and grow for the future simultaneously.
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Jul 16 at 1:23
#3
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 383
Likes: 19
Love the post, but do you think that if the Hawks package Perlini and AA they won’t have to take back Condon? This will make a space for another prospect, like the 5th line, to jump into the top six. Just a thought.
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Jul 16 at 8:33
#4
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,018
Likes: 1,238
Quoting: ajw0066
Love the post, but do you think that if the Hawks package Perlini and AA they won’t have to take back Condon? This will make a space for another prospect, like the 5th line, to jump into the top six. Just a thought.


I think you're probably right. And that's the crux of this whole trade. The devil's in the details. Stan knows what Perlini's looking for. If it's a "crazy" contract...then I'd be for that. The other part might be that OTT doesn't see Perlini the same way. Dorion might be pressed to shed that $3M cost. It's a tricky substitution. Adding Perlini and Dropping Condon...means OTT gets a far better package talent wise. Keeping in Condon and Dropping Perlini means OTT is playing the cap/salary game. Arrayally OTT has had mixed trades. Good thoughts!
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