I actually think Melnyk MIGHT do this well at least consider it

Created by: exo2769
Initial Creation Date: Oct 28, 2019
Published: Oct 28 at 5:33 pm
Team: 2020-21 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
Alright folks. This trade happens the day after Seabs gets his $4M in bonuses paid next year. Ultimately leaving $27.5M in cap over the next 4 years BUT paying the low low cost of $16M over the next 4 years.

But wait, there's even more savings! Bobby Ryan costs $13M over the next 2 years...It's really $15M, but Bobby Ryan also gets $2M in bonuses that'll happen the same time as Seabrook...so that needs to be net out of it.

So really...with this trade
Year 1 Melnyk SAVES $4.5M in Cash
Year 2 Melnyk SAVES $1.5M in Cash
(read part b below)
Year 3 Melnyk Spends $5M in Cash
Year 4 Melnyk Spend $4.5M in Cash

Two other KEY (VERY IMPORTANT) factors...Time value of money AND options down the road

A.) Saving all that $$$ in Year 1 and 2 means a lot. At the very least it's the % increase year of year that he makes on the money saved. Best case it get invested elsewhere and makes more.

B.) He's likely even be able to use some of that draft capital. Picks or prospects that OTT doesn't mind losing down the road to work his hedge. Trade Seabs again before the last signing bonuses kicks in, but retain cap. What that means is retain HALF Seabs cap hit in the summer of 2022...Send some picks with it...Melnyk wouldn't pay $5M...he'd pay $500k in year 3 and $1.25M in year 5.

This makes it an entirely cash positive trade since the team that owns Seabrook's contract ON the day of the signing bonus pays that bonus.

IN CONCLUSION.
By doing this trade...it's POSSIBLE Melnyk can keep the $6.875 cap hit for the rest of Seab's contract...while SAVING $4.25M from what he needs to pay Bobby Ryan for the last 2 years of his contract.

PS...don't worry about the lines. That's not the point of the post.
Trades
CHI
  1. Ryan, Bobby
OTT
  1. Seabrook, Brent
  2. Beaudin, Nicolas
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
15$83,500,000$69,610,128$0$850,000$13,889,872
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$6,400,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 3
CHI
Smith, Zack
$3,250,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
OTT
Ryan, Bobby
$7,250,000
RW, LW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
CHI
Carpenter, Ryan
$1,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 2
CHI
Nylander, Alexander
$863,333
RW, LW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 3
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 2
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 2
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 2
CHI
Gilbert, Dennis
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1

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Oct 28 at 5:48
#1
#NylanderTruther
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Seabrook NMC nix's it, plus it would be a PR disaster to make another Money move in the middle of a rebuild.
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Oct 28 at 6:55
#2
I just need sauce
Joined: Oct 2017
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I don't think carpenter should be on a line by himself
Oct 28 at 7:52
#3
Billy739
Joined: Dec 2017
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Seabrooks a guy who might accept a trade but only to a contender .

maybe WPG, FLA or ARZ would be interested and close enough to playoff teams for Seabrook to ok.

ARZ gets a RD for the 2nd PP unit while also adding a player good for 150+ BS and 100+ hits .
he's got issues but he's instantly ARZ best RD by proxy

WPG D Core has been obliterated and they simply need to do something

FLA makes the most sense reuniting him with Quennville and a 2nd RD role behind Ekblad tightening up their core .
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Oct 28 at 9:09
#4
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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Quoting: Billy739
Seabrooks a guy who might accept a trade but only to a contender .

maybe WPG, FLA or ARZ would be interested and close enough to playoff teams for Seabrook to ok.

ARZ gets a RD for the 2nd PP unit while also adding a player good for 150+ BS and 100+ hits .
he's got issues but he's instantly ARZ best RD by proxy

WPG D Core has been obliterated and they simply need to do something

FLA makes the most sense reuniting him with Quennville and a 2nd RD role behind Ekblad tightening up their core .


What Seabs never plays a game for OTT. It's still $4M+ savings for OTT.
Oct 28 at 10:07
#5
arky
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,734
Likes: 345
Quoting: exo2769
What Seabs never plays a game for OTT. It's still $4M+ savings for OTT.


Seabrook has 4 years where Ryan has 2 years left. Seabrook is on record he does not want to leave Chicago and he holds the cards.
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