Harder to Play Against

Created by: HOCKEYBOY448
Initial Creation Date: May 28, 2021
Published: May 28 at 3:52
Team: 2021-22 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
I don’t think this will happen, just having fun making a better team than we saw on the ice this past year. This team can play two way hockey now. Added depth, playoff experience, only weakness may be backup goalie (hoping one of the goalie prospects eventually nabs that spot). Mika isn’t resigned, Vilardi steps up and takes 1C. Gourde and Stephenson take 2C and 3C while Barron gets acclimated to 4C. Thinking $2.5 mil for Kravtsov on a 2 year bridge. $4 mil on a 3 year bridge for Vilardi. $6.5 mil by 5 years for Fox. Next year Laf gets $8 mil for 5 years (hoping he breaks out in this scenario). Tampa deal may not seem great for them, but they clear out over $11 mil in cap. This team definitely isn’t as soft and can definitely grind it out if need be.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Lundkvist, Nils3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Shesterkin, Igor5$5,450,000
Buchnevich, Pavel5$5,350,000
Chytil, Filip2$2,125,000
Hájek, Libor2$825,000
Gauthier, Julien2$825,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Coleman, Blake4$3,650,000
Trades
NYR
  1. Vilardi, Gabriel
LAK
  1. Kakko, Kaapo
  2. Miller, K'Andre
  3. 2021 1st round pick (NYR)
NYR
  1. Kassian, Zack ($1,600,000 retained)
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. Georgiev, Alexandar
NYR
  1. Gourde, Yanni
  2. Johnson, Tyler
  3. McDonagh, Ryan
TBL
  1. Kreider, Chris
  2. Jones, Zachary
NYR
    SEA
    1. Howden, Brett [RFA Rights]
    NYR
    1. Deslauriers, Nicolas
    ANA
    1. 2021 4th round pick (NYR)
    NYR
    1. Stephenson, Chandler
    VGK
    1. Chytil, Filip
    2. Strome, Ryan
    3. 2022 2nd round pick (NYR)
    Buyouts
    • Henrik Lundqvist: $1,500,000
    • Kevin Shattenkirk: $1,433,333
    • Dan Girardi: $1,111,111
    • Brad Richards: $0
    • Anthony Deangelo: $383,334
    • Tyler Johnson: $1,055,556
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    BUF
    NYR
    LAK
    OTT
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    2022
    NYR
    EDM
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    2023
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$74,546,191$0$6,332,500$6,953,809
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    NYR
    Lafrenière, Alexis
    $925,000
    LW
    RFA - 2
    NYR
    Zibanejad, Mika
    $5,350,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 1
    NYR
    Buchnevich, Pavel
    $5,350,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 4
    NYR
    Panarin, Artemi
    $11,642,857
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    LAK
    Vilardi, Gabriel
    $894,167
    C
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Kravtsov, Vitali
    $925,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    Coleman, Blake
    $3,650,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 6
    TBL
    Gourde, Yanni
    $5,166,666
    C, LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    NYR
    Rooney, Kevin
    $750,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 1
    ANA
    Deslauriers, Nicolas
    $1,000,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    VGK
    Stephenson, Chandler
    $2,750,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 3
    EDM
    Kassian, Zack
    $1,600,000
    RW
    UFA - 3
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    NYR
    Lindgren, Ryan
    $3,000,000
    LD
    RFA - 3
    NYR
    Fox, Adam
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Shesterkin, Igor
    $5,450,000
    G
    UFA - 4
    TBL
    McDonagh, Ryan
    $6,750,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    NYR
    Lundkvist, Nils
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 3
    NYR
    Kinkaid, Keith
    $825,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    NYR
    Reunanen, Tarmo
    $809,167
    LD
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Trouba, Jacob
    $8,000,000
    RD
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    NYR
    Hájek, Libor
    $825,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Gauthier, Julien
    $825,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Blackwell, Colin
    $725,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    Taxi Squad
    NYR
    Bitetto, Anthony
    $737,500 ($0)
    LD
    UFA - 1

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    Top Comments

    May 28 at 4:05
    #1
    Eichel to NYR
    Joined: Oct 2018
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    Likes: 5,223
    Kakko has more value than Vilardi in our perspective. Miller + 1st makes this insane fleecery.
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    May 28 at 4:09
    #2
    Joined: Jan 2017
    Posts: 3,448
    Likes: 1,632
    Quoting: Stanley_Cup_To_Manhattan
    Kakko has more value than Vilardi in our perspective. Miller + 1st makes this insane fleecery.


    Simply addressing a need. Kakko hasn’t done much and plays a position that isn’t a need. I see no issue with moving a surplus to address an area of need. Given his lack of scoring I don’t think LA would consider unless a defenseman was coming back. Plus we can’t just run 20 kids on the ice that doesn’t work. We need to establish 5-6 and run with them as the core. I see it as Laf-Kravtsov-Shesty-Fox-Lindgren-Vilardi in this scenario. Resigning guys will be an issue regardless of adding any vets. This at least works and lays down a solid foundation to grow from.
    May 28 at 4:14
    #3
    Eichel to NYR
    Joined: Oct 2018
    Posts: 15,609
    Likes: 5,223
    Quoting: HOCKEYBOY448
    Simply addressing a need. Kakko hasn’t done much and plays a position that isn’t a need. I see no issue with moving a surplus to address an area of need. Given his lack of scoring I don’t think LA would consider unless a defenseman was coming back. Plus we can’t just run 20 kids on the ice that doesn’t work. We need to establish 5-6 and run with them as the core. I see it as Laf-Kravtsov-Shesty-Fox-Lindgren-Vilardi in this scenario. Resigning guys will be an issue regardless of adding any vets. This at least works and lays down a solid foundation to grow from.


    You paid Chytil, Strome, and a 2nd for an over performing bottom 6 forward.

    You realize he was traded for a 5th-round pick right?


    As for Vilardi, he's been solid but he's not played to the point where he gets Kakko, Miller, and a first. It's extremely ill-advised.

    The Lightning deal is atrocious as well. Here's why:

    Lightning dump 3 contracts of underperforming players all pushing their 30s making $5M+ for the next several years and pick up a phenomenal young defensive prospect on a cheap ELC and a decent goal scoring forward while saving millions of dollars for no compensation.
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    May 28 at 4:30
    #4
    Joined: Jan 2017
    Posts: 3,448
    Likes: 1,632
    Quoting: Stanley_Cup_To_Manhattan
    You paid Chytil, Strome, and a 2nd for an over performing bottom 6 forward.

    You realize he was traded for a 5th-round pick right?


    As for Vilardi, he's been solid but he's not played to the point where he gets Kakko, Miller, and a first. It's extremely ill-advised.

    The Lightning deal is atrocious as well. Here's why:

    Lightning dump 3 contracts of underperforming players all pushing their 30s making $5M+ for the next several years and pick up a phenomenal young defensive prospect on a cheap ELC and a decent goal scoring forward while saving millions of dollars for no compensation.


    You’re delusional if you think every prospect is gonna turn out to be a stud. Last time I checked those underperforming players are busting their ass off in the playoffs while our guys are golfing. There’s no guarantee with Jones or any of these prospects on defense. Kakko can play defense, but last time I checked he was drafted for his scoring ability which has been practically nonexistent. Miller is okay. Stephenson is on a solid contract, can win face offs and can play both ways something Strome kinda can’t do, plus we couldn’t afford to resign him anyway. I’m not sold on Chytil putting it together and it seems like neither is management considering their desperation to improve down the middle. Take off the blinders and stop thinking every player we got is the second coming of Gretzky.
    May 28 at 7:18
    #5
    Joined: Aug 2018
    Posts: 1,615
    Likes: 364
    I think Tampa accepts and runs
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