Making Ristolainen fit

Created by: Eli
Initial Creation Date: Apr 26, 2021
Published: Apr 26 at 2:24
Team: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
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
A Buffalo fan suggested Ristolainen for Hathaway and a pick, which just kind of blows up the cap for WSH. If they lose Schultz in the expansion draft, they might or might not want to add an RD. They do have Van Riemsdyk, and they can easily re-sign Ladue. But if they wanted to go after someone with as big a cap hit as Ristolainen, without giving up on Ovechkin, there would have to be some medium cap hits going the other way. Feel free to argue what picks and prospects make this work. I'm just looking at the NHL salary cap side of things.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Samsonov, Ilya4$2,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ovechkin, Alex4$10,000,000
Glendening, Luke2$1,000,000
Trades
WSH
  1. Lavoie, Raphael
EDM
  1. Vanecek, Vitek
Additional Details:
(before expansion, because Edmonton has space to protect Vanecek and hope Seattle clears some cap in net for them)
WSH
    SEA
    1. Schultz, Justin
    WSH
    1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
    BUF
    1. Hagelin, Carl
    2. Dillon, Brenden
    3. 2021 2nd round pick (WSH)
    4. 2021 4th round pick (WSH)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    ARI
    WSH
    WSH
    2022
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    2023
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    21$81,500,000$81,906,260$472,927$132,500-$406,260
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    WSH
    Ovechkin, Alex
    $10,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA
    WSH
    Bäckström, Nicklas
    $9,200,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    WSH
    Oshie, T.J.
    $5,750,000
    RW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    WSH
    Mantha, Anthony
    $5,700,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Kuznetsov, Evgeny
    $7,800,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    WSH
    Wilson, Tom
    $5,166,666
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Sprong, Daniel
    $725,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Eller, Lars
    $3,500,000
    C
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Dowd, Nic
    $750,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Hathaway, Garnet
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    Glendening, Luke
    $1,000,000
    C, RW, LW
    UFA
    WSH
    Sheary, Conor
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    WSH
    Fehérváry, Martin
    $791,667
    LD
    RFA - 2
    WSH
    Carlson, John
    $8,000,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    WSH
    Samsonov, Ilya
    $2,500,000
    G
    RFA
    WSH
    Orlov, Dmitry
    $5,100,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    BUF
    Ristolainen, Rasmus
    $5,400,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Copley, Pheonix
    $1,100,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Kempný, Michal
    $2,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Jensen, Nick
    $2,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    van Riemsdyk, Trevor
    $950,000
    RD
    UFA - 2

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    Top Comments

    Apr 26 at 2:37
    #1
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    Seattle isn't clearing cap space for Edmonton in net without the Oilers throwing a pick in. That said I think the value is reasonable. Haven't watched him play enough to know how good he is but would always be hesitant to grab a guy who's had one decent season playing for a top team and throw all my eggs in that basket.
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    Apr 26 at 3:10
    #2
    Who adds what?
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    Edited Apr 26 at 3:20
    Quoting: rpain
    Seattle isn't clearing cap space for Edmonton in net without the Oilers throwing a pick in. That said I think the value is reasonable. Haven't watched him play enough to know how good he is but would always be hesitant to grab a guy who's had one decent season playing for a top team and throw all my eggs in that basket.


    So EDM could keep the pick and have two pretty good goalies? Vanecek's really positional. Doesn't have to make big leaps to get into position, so he doesn't throw himself out of position as much as a more athletic goalie might. WSH should trade him rather than lose him for nothing, and there should be a few teams lined up if the asking price is just a 2nd or 3rd. That is, unless some team makes a knockout offer for Samsonov, in which case the Caps could start Vanecek again next year and be okay.

    eta: I know Lavoie is worth more than a 2nd now, after a good season. I think that beats out a couple offers of late 2nd round picks.
    Apr 26 at 3:35
    #3
    Joined: Apr 2020
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    Dillon >>>>>> Risto.
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    Apr 26 at 3:49
    #4
    Who adds what?
    Joined: Jul 2017
    Posts: 13,131
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    Quoting: Bdawwwgy1
    Dillon >>>>>> Risto.


    So MacLellan only adds a 1st? :)
    Apr 26 at 3:56
    #5
    Joined: Apr 2020
    Posts: 3,478
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    Quoting: Eli
    So MacLellan only adds a 1st? :)


    I'm not sure why MacLellan would trade a good defensemen for a bad defensmen anyway. Just keep dillon lol
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