Five Americans On The Blueline (Trouba/RNH/Fayne Murray/Savard/Dubi shuffle)

Created by: Viqsi
Initial Creation Date: Oct 29, 2016
Published: Oct 30, 2016 at 3:25
Team: 2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
I'm not the first to advance this proposal (I'd been considering something like this but never tried posting it, here or anywhere else), but I'm shamelessly stealing it all the same, mostly for the sake of the "five Americans" title. :)
EDIT: The original concept comes from steinosaur19 - although it was on a different forum entirely, and originally proposed earlier than I was comfortable with. But now...

The key idea is, frankly, that Werenski has been good. REALLY good. Like, insanely amazingly good. Good enough that we might be able to spare Ryan Murray early, and in so doing open up an opportunity to upgrade our center depth.

One of the bigger question marks above and beyond "do we get away with any of the below" is Trouba's agent, of course - Kekalainen and Overhardt, thanks to the Johansen mess, do not exactly have what one might call a good professional working relationship. Then again, they did just fine together with the Dubinsky contract, so maybe it's possible for reason and good will to break out.

As for the rest of the roster, this presumes that the guys we presently have on SOIR will eventually get better and head home and so we'll have different guys called up. I also tried to get as close to Clarkson's actual LTIR relief as I reasonably could; I ended up off by $1.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Trouba, Jacob6$5,250,000
Trades
CBJ
    Jacob Trouba's RFA Rights
    WPG
    1. Murray, Ryan
    CBJ
    1. Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
    2. Fayne, Mark
    EDM
    1. Dubinsky, Brandon
    2. Savard, David
    CBJ
      N/A - Campbell is suspended for failure to report to Cleveland.
      ARI
      1. Campbell, Gregory
      Buyouts
      • Fedor Tyutin: $1,208,333
      • Jared Boll: $566,667
      DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
      2017
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      2018
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      2019
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      CBJ
      ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
      23$73,000,000$66,941,309$0$1,822,500$6,058,691
      Left WingCenterRight Wing
      Saad, Brandon
      $5,000,000
      RW, LW
      UFA - 5
      Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
      $6,000,000
      C, LW
      UFA - 5
      Foligno, Nick
      $5,500,000
      LW, C, RW
      NMC
      UFA - 5
      Jenner, Boone
      $2,900,000
      C, LW
      UFA - 2
      Wennberg, Alexander
      $925,000
      C
      UFA - 1
      Atkinson, Cam
      $3,500,000
      RW, LW
      UFA - 2
      Hartnell, Scott
      $4,750,000
      LW
      NMC
      UFA - 3
      Gagner, Sam
      $650,000
      C, RW
      UFA - 1
      Bjorkstrand, Oliver
      $655,833
      RW
      UFA - 2
      Calvert, Matt
      $2,200,000
      LW, RW
      UFA - 2
      Karlsson, William
      $1,000,000
      C
      UFA - 2
      Anderson, Josh
      $678,333
      RW
      UFA - 1
      Sedlak, Lukas
      $600,000
      LW, C, RW
      RFA - 1
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
      Werenski, Zachary
      $925,000
      LD
      RFA - 3
      Jones, Seth
      $5,400,000
      RD
      UFA - 6
      Bobrovsky, Sergei
      $7,425,000
      G
      NMC
      UFA - 3
      Johnson, Jack
      $4,357,143
      LD
      UFA - 2
      Trouba, Jacob
      $5,250,000
      RD
      UFA - 2
      McElhinney, Curtis
      $800,000
      G
      UFA - 1
      Nutivaara, Markus
      $817,500
      RD
      UFA - 2
      Fayne, Mark
      $3,625,000
      RD
      UFA - 2
      Harrington, Scott
      $632,500
      LD
      UFA - 1
      Prout, Dalton
      $1,575,000
      RD
      UFA - 2
      ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
      Clarkson, David
      $5,250,000
      RW
      NMC NTC
      UFA - 4

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      Top Comments

      Oct 30, 2016 at 4:32
      #1
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      Trouba for Murray works. WPG should strongly consider it. Don't think they'll get a better deal. Im not saying Murray is better than Trouba. Just that i don't think they'll get a better deal.

      The EDM deal is actually pretty decent also. Yes they are losing the best player in the deal but they are also losing Fayne's full contract as well dampens the loss. Replacing Nuge with a decent 2/3 centerman in Dubinsky and a much improved top 4 RH shot dman in Savard. Only problem is that I think Edm shouldn't have to be taking on more salary here. I would even this trade out what ever way necessary to make the cap hit both sides closer to even. Then I think you got yourself a deal.
      Oct 30, 2016 at 5:49
      #2
      Joined: May 2016
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      I am off the mind to not touch this team. Murray cost less and in my opinion has a better overall game than Trouba. Value is right but I don't see the point.
      Oct 31, 2016 at 1:02
      #3
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      Quoting: Jacketsman61
      I am off the mind to not touch this team. Murray cost less and in my opinion has a better overall game than Trouba. Value is right but I don't see the point.


      Semi agree. If anything, CLB should just move out Johnson as Werenski and Murray can handle the top 2 and 4 minutes going forward on the left side. On the right side they have a perfect fit already in Jones and Savard.
      Oct 31, 2016 at 7:18
      #4
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      Quoting: F50marco
      Trouba for Murray works. WPG should strongly consider it. Don't think they'll get a better deal. Im not saying Murray is better than Trouba. Just that i don't think they'll get a better deal.

      The EDM deal is actually pretty decent also. Yes they are losing the best player in the deal but they are also losing Fayne's full contract as well dampens the loss. Replacing Nuge with a decent 2/3 centerman in Dubinsky and a much improved top 4 RH shot dman in Savard. Only problem is that I think Edm shouldn't have to be taking on more salary here. I would even this trade out what ever way necessary to make the cap hit both sides closer to even. Then I think you got yourself a deal.

      The cap hits already are pretty even - the difference is less than the league minimum ($475k - Dubinsky/Savard are $5.85m+$4.25m=$10.1m; RNH/Fayne are $6m+$3.625m=$9.625m). I frankly don't see that as being enough to warrant significant changes to the proposal.

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      Quoting: Jacketsman61
      I am off the mind to not touch this team. Murray cost less and in my opinion has a better overall game than Trouba. Value is right but I don't see the point.

      The primary point is to get that younger upgrade at C. It's not strictly necessary, and we're perfectly fine on the blueline if we just stand pat, but it's something worth thinking about IMO.
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