Would Boston do this

Created by: JayTea
Initial Creation Date: Sep. 20, 2019
Published: Sep. 24, 2019
Team: 2019-20 Minnesota Wild
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Lefthanded
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
1 for 1, no sweetener.

Rask is hot garbage, but he’s cheaper this year and Boston can buy him out next summer for $1.33m over the next 4 years which gives them roster flexibility this year to add at the deadline and next year to handle any offseason needs. There is no hoping he bounces back, his best years in Carolina were after Eric Staal left and before Aho took off, so he played top 6 minutes and still only scored 40ish points. He won’t get that in Boston, so he’d be a $4m press box regular or AHLer.

The deals works for Minnesota because they can take on Backes this year and next without much issue with his deal ending a year earlier than Rask. They’ll have around $7m to extend Kunin and Greenway, considering Kaprizov is supposed to finally sign his ELC when his KHL deal ends in April.
Trades
1.
MIN
  1. Backes, David
BOS
  1. Rask, Victor
Buyouts
  • Tyler Ennis: $1,216,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Devan Dubnyk: $2,166,666 (50%)
  • Victor Rask: $2,000,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
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2021
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2022
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,257,757$0$1,100,000$2,242,243
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 4
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Staal, Eric
$1,625,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
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Donato, Ryan
$1,900,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
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Parise, Zach
$7,538,462
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
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Kunin, Luke
$925,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
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Zuccarello, Mats
$6,000,000
RW, LW
NMC
UFA - 5
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Fiala, Kevin
$3,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Koivu, Mikko
$5,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 1
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Hartman, Ryan
$1,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
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Greenway, Jordan
$916,666
LW, RW
UFA - 1
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Eriksson Ek, Joel
$1,487,500
C
UFA - 2
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Foligno, Marcus
$2,875,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Suter, Ryan
$7,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 6
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Dumba, Matt
$6,000,000
RD
UFA - 4
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Dubnyk, Devan
$2,166,667
G
NTC
UFA - 2
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Brodin, Jonas
$4,166,667
LD
UFA - 2
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Spurgeon, Jared
$5,187,500
RD
NMC
UFA - 1
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Stalock, Alex
$785,000
G
UFA - 3
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Seeler, Nick
$725,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
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Pateryn, Greg
$2,250,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Backes, David
$4,500,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
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Hunt, Brad
$700,000
LD
UFA - 2
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Brown, J.T.
$687,500
RW
UFA - 1

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Sep. 24, 2019 at 9:45 p.m.
#1
Bcarlo25
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I’ve proposed this a couple times. I love the idea and think it’s perfect for both sides
Sep. 24, 2019 at 9:47 p.m.
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Yes and yes.
Sep. 24, 2019 at 9:47 p.m.
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Probably not. Backes had 7 goals and 13 assists as a 3rd/4th line RW while Rask only had 3 goals (as a 4th line C), I expected more even if he played in only 49 games.
Sep. 24, 2019 at 9:50 p.m.
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Quoting: DeepSouthHockey
Probably not. Backes had 7 goals and 13 assists as a 3rd/4th line RW while Rask only had 3 goals (as a 4th line C), I expected more even if he played in only 49 games.


They're both sitting in the press box most likely, so it's pretty much purely a salary deal. Minnesota gets a good locker room guy I guess, but I don't think their points really matter. Boston buries Rask and uses the $3m they saved over Backes to go out and get a better player on an expiring deal for that cost and instantly improves.
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Sep. 24, 2019 at 11:46 p.m.
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I feel that Wild need a C more in Rask.
Not sure Backes cracks the roster based on last year.
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