Make Nuge feel nice and secure

Created by: oilsince95
Initial Creation Date: Aug 27, 2019
Published: Aug 27, 2019 at 3:31 pm
Team: 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers
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
Hockey trade, suggested elsewhere by a Rags fan. Rangers could let Pulju marinate in Finland for a year and become cap compliant most likely.

The year will not be great for the Oil, so why not just make Nuge feel loved. With these two on his wings, he will have a lot of space and be quite content at even strength.

Plus that second line will rack up over 200 pims even if Nuge gets no penalties. They might get caved on offence, but still kinda fun hey!
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lemieux, Brendan2$1,500,000
Trades
EDM
  1. Lemieux, Brendan [RFA Rights]
NYR
  1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
Buyouts
  • Andrej Sekera: $2,500,000
  • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
  • Eric Gryba: $300,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
  • Sam Gagner: $315,000 (10%)
Buried
  • Brandon Manning: $1,175,000 ($2,250,000)
  • Kyle Brodziak: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2021
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
PIT
EDM
2022
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,561,999$0$2,532,500$1,938,001
Left WingCenterRight Wing
EDM
Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 6
EDM
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 7
EDM
Neal, James
$5,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
Lemieux, Brendan
$1,500,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
EDM
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$6,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
EDM
Kassian, Zack
$1,950,000
RW
UFA - 1
EDM
Nygård, Joakim
$925,000
LW
UFA - 1
EDM
Marody, Cooper
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
EDM
Chiasson, Alex
$2,150,000
RW
UFA - 2
EDM
Khaira, Jujhar
$1,200,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
EDM
Gagner, Sam
$2,835,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
EDM
Granlund, Markus
$1,300,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
EDM
Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
UFA - 4
EDM
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 2
EDM
Koskinen, Mikko
$4,500,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
EDM
Nurse, Darnell
$3,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
EDM
Russell, Kris
$4,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
EDM
Smith, Mike
$2,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
EDM
Jones, Caleb
$720,000
LD
RFA - 1
EDM
Benning, Matthew
$1,900,000
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
EDM
Archibald, Josh
$1,000,000
RW
UFA - 1
EDM
Persson, Joel
$1,000,000
RD
RFA - 1
EDM
Haas, Gaëtan
$925,000
C
UFA - 1

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Aug 27, 2019 at 3:45
#1
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,648
Likes: 861
dead serious question. do you think it would benefit the oilers more to put drai and nuge together and let mcdavid carry a line?
Aug 27, 2019 at 3:47
#2
oilsince95
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 682
Likes: 140
Quoting: hanson493
dead serious question. do you think it would benefit the oilers more to put drai and nuge together and let mcdavid carry a line?


Yes I was pondering putting McD on the "second" line here with these two insane wingers, with a top line of Nuge-Drai-Neal forcing teams to have harder choices over match ups. Would it work? I have no clue.
Aug 27, 2019 at 4:00
#3
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,745
Likes: 795
Quoting: hanson493
dead serious question. do you think it would benefit the oilers more to put drai and nuge together and let mcdavid carry a line?


Last 3 seasons 5v5 GF%

McDavid with Drai but no Nuge: 56.88
McDavid without Drai or Nuge: 55.15

Nuge with Drai but no McDavid: 39.13 (extremely small sample size)
Nuge without Drai or McDavid: 46.71

Drai without Nuge or McDavid: 41.67
Aug 27, 2019 at 4:01
#4
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,745
Likes: 795
Quoting: oilsince95
Yes I was pondering putting McD on the "second" line here with these two insane wingers, with a top line of Nuge-Drai-Neal forcing teams to have harder choices over match ups. Would it work? I have no clue.


I would try a line of Drai - Nuge - Jurco tbh
Aug 27, 2019 at 4:21
#5
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,648
Likes: 861
Quoting: feds91stammer
I would try a line of Drai - Nuge - Jurco tbh


I think drai found his game last year with mcdavid as a winger. if im not mistaken (probably am) didnt they have nuge on the wing with drai in that small sample size? i feel like nuge is the better true center and drais game is best suited as a winger. but they could make some real depth by finding the right combo of these guys.
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