Kakko a center

Created by: Kravtsov_Stan
Initial Creation Date: May 19, 2021
Published: May 19 at 12:24
Team: 2020-21 New York Rangers
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
Kakko already has the build and plays the game of a center with his size and great defensive play. He has played center before and it was even mentioned in his prospect profile that he could be developed into a center. This is probably a long shot but hey its worth a try and maybe one he gets under a new coach
Buyouts
  • Kevin Shattenkirk: $6,083,333
  • Henrik Lundqvist: $5,500,000
  • Dan Girardi: $1,111,111
  • Ryan Spooner: $300,000
  • Brad Richards: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
NYR
NYR
BUF
NYR
LAK
OTT
NYR
NYR
NYR
2022
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
2023
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
25$81,500,000$77,403,966$0$11,212,500$4,096,034
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYR
Kreider, Chris
$6,500,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 7
NYR
Zibanejad, Mika
$5,350,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
NYR
Buchnevich, Pavel
$3,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
NYR
Panarin, Artemi
$11,642,857
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
NYR
Kakko, Kaapo
$925,000
RW
RFA - 2
NYR
Strome, Ryan
$4,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
NYR
Lafrenière, Alexis
$925,000
LW
RFA - 3
NYR
Chytil, Filip
$894,166
C, LW
RFA - 1
NYR
Kravtsov, Vitali
$925,000
RW
RFA - 2
NYR
Blackwell, Colin
$725,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
NYR
Rooney, Kevin
$750,000
RW, C
UFA - 2
NYR
Gauthier, Julien
$863,333
RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYR
Lindgren, Ryan
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
NYR
Fox, Adam
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
NYR
Georgiev, Alexandar
$2,425,000
G
RFA - 2
NYR
Miller, K'Andre
$925,000
LD
RFA - 3
NYR
Trouba, Jacob
$8,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 6
NYR
Shesterkin, Igor
$925,000
G
RFA - 1
NYR
Jones, Zachary
$925,000
LD
RFA - 3
NYR
Smith, Brendan
$4,350,000
LD/RD, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYR
Di Giuseppe, Phillip
$700,000
LW
UFA - 1
NYR
Hájek, Libor
$833,333
LD
RFA - 1
NYR
Bitetto, Anthony
$737,500
LD
UFA - 2
NYR
Kinkaid, Keith
$825,000
G
UFA - 2
NYR
Howden, Brett
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
Taxi Squad
NYR
Deangelo, Anthony
$4,800,000 ($3,725,000)
RD
RFA - 2
NYR
Johnson, Jack
$1,150,000 ($75,000)
LD
UFA - 1

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Top Comments

May 19 at 12:25
#1
Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 17,772
Likes: 4,856
Faceoffs could use some work
May 19 at 12:27
#2
Hey Beter
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 4,182
Likes: 2,075
Hadn't thought of it myself but the concept on paper makes a lot of sense.

If the remainder of the coaching staff / management have him work on center-specific duties over the summer, there's no reason not to try and run with it in the preseason at minimum. If it works, go for it. If not, nothing gained, nothing lost, and he pushes back to the wing.
May 19 at 12:29
#3
LafreneiretoKravtsov
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,669
Likes: 446
It's a no from me, dawg.
Lenny7 liked this.
May 19 at 12:37
#4
Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 17,772
Likes: 4,856
Quoting: BeterChiarelli
Hadn't thought of it myself but the concept on paper makes a lot of sense.

If the remainder of the coaching staff / management have him work on center-specific duties over the summer, there's no reason not to try and run with it in the preseason at minimum. If it works, go for it. If not, nothing gained, nothing lost, and he pushes back to the wing.


Hes got all the makings of one besides the faceoff prowess which would probably come with age anyway
May 19 at 12:39
#5
Lenny7
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 7,570
Likes: 4,930
I feel like if you're going to take a winger and turn him into a center, when he's pretty much been a winger all along, you want to do it when he's playing in the minors, otherwise you're setting him up for another rough year which is bad news for his development.
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