2021 best guess

Created by: Canuckel_head
Initial Creation Date: Dec 16, 2020
Published: Dec 16, 2020 at 11:48
Team: 2020-21 Calgary Flames
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 put Elias in the middle because I believe the coach wants to do that. Personally, I think that will help both Monahan and Johnny being on a second line and having less pressure. Bennett needs a shot and Leivo has proven in Vancouver that he can play second line. The bottom line of defense is questionable, but time to give their prospects a shot, plus they are cash strapped after signing half of the Canucks.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kylington, Oliver2$800,000
Buyouts
  • Troy Brouwer: $1,500,000
  • Michael Stone: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • David Rittich: $1,375,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
CGY
CGY
CGY
EDM
CGY
CGY
CGY
2022
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
2023
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
CGY
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$81,289,166$0$457,500$210,834
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CGY
Bennett, Sam
$2,550,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
CGY
Lindholm, Elias
$4,850,000
RW, C
UFA - 4
CGY
Tkachuk, Matthew
$7,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
CGY
Gaudreau, Johnny
$6,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
CGY
Monahan, Sean
$6,375,000
C
NTC
UFA - 3
CGY
Leivo, Josh
$875,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
CGY
Simon, Dominik
$700,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
CGY
Backlund, Mikael
$5,350,000
C
NTC
UFA - 4
CGY
Mangiapane, Andrew
$2,425,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
CGY
Lucic, Milan
$5,250,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 3
CGY
Ryan, Derek
$3,125,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
CGY
Dubé, Dillon
$778,333
RW, LW
RFA - 1
CGY
Nordström, Joakim
$700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CGY
Giordano, Mark
$6,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
CGY
Andersson, Rasmus
$4,550,000
RD
UFA - 6
CGY
Markström, Jacob
$6,000,000
G
NMC
UFA - 6
CGY
Hanifin, Noah
$4,950,000
LD
UFA - 4
CGY
Tanev, Christopher
$4,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 4
CGY
Rittich, David
$1,375,000
G
UFA - 1
CGY
Välimäki, Juuso
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1
CGY
Kylington, Oliver
$800,000
LD
RFA - 1
CGY
Nesterov, Nikita
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1

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Dec 16, 2020 at 12:38
#1
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The Tkachuk-Backlund-Mangiapane line was really good last year, so I reckon if they split it up by moving Lindholm to centre, Lindholm will likely just take Backlund's place on that line as the good 2-way centre with higher offensive upside. I'm fine with Leivo being on Johnny and Mony's wing, I know he's got a good shot, I just hope he's capable of handling those minutes and the more difficult matchups. Simon or Dube could be on that wing as well. I would then anticipate the third line to be Bennett-Backlund-Dube, basically keeping the high energy young guns with a reliable veteran presence, but one that can actually play and isn't just big. Should be a reasonably effective line, hopefully Backlund being defensively responsible can free up Dube and Bennett to grow offensively. And then the fourth line is Ryan between two of Lucic/Nordstrom/Simon/Leivo (likely between the first three for the fourth line wing spots, but if Simon makes Johnny's line, Leivo is a lock for the lineup so he'd be here, if Dube takes the 2RW spot, Leivo likely takes 3RW and then it's back between the first three for the fourth line wing spots).
Dec 16, 2020 at 3:48
#2
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The problem with this construction is that one of Backlund/Dube/Mangiapane is going to be selected by Seattle in the expansion draft (because you're going to protect Bennett, Gaudreau, Lindholm, Monahan and Tkachuk).
Dec 16, 2020 at 4:41
#3
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
The problem with this construction is that one of Backlund/Dube/Mangiapane is going to be selected by Seattle in the expansion draft (because you're going to protect Bennett, Gaudreau, Lindholm, Monahan and Tkachuk).


Protection list should be:
Tkachuk
Lindholm
Gaudreau
Monahan
Mangiapane
Dube
Bennett

If Seattle wants Backlund then the Flames C depth turns into Lindholm, Monahan, Bennett, Gawdin with 5.35 million to spend in free agency or a trade. Ideally in my world Giordano is the pick but Backlund is a close second.
Dec 16, 2020 at 4:45
#4
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Quoting: SmugTkachuk
Protection list should be:
Tkachuk
Lindholm
Gaudreau
Monahan
Mangiapane
Dube
Bennett

If Seattle wants Backlund then the Flames C depth turns into Lindholm, Monahan, Bennett, Gawdin with 5.35 million to spend in free agency or a trade. Ideally in my world Giordano is the pick but Backlund is a close second.


Fair enough. I'm just pointing out that the team posted is highly unlikely to exist.
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