This might be good but wont happen

Created by: Eli
Initial Creation Date: Jun 12, 2021
Published: Jun 12 at 11:05
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
What picks balance these? Obvs. Marner needs to step up in the playoffs and Kuznetsov would have more value if it had been more than three years since he failed an offseason drug test in Europe.

Obviously Buffalo would prefer not to move Reinhart but if he insists, does a young starting goalie help them? They seem to have top prospects at every other position. I suggested this one as a one for one in a recent comments section and a Buffalo fan said they could add picks and take cap dumps on it, but I know how much Buffalo fans love Reinhart, so I started with the Caps adding a better pick. Just curious whether the general idea is reasonable, and whether Dillon could be a fit with the Sabres, what with Power announcing he's staying in school.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Johansen, Lucas2$750,000
Reinhart, Sam6$6,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ovechkin, Alex8$6,000,000
LaDue, Paul1$750,000
Chara, Zdeno1$750,000
Trades
WSH
  1. Engvall, Pierre
  2. Marner, Mitchell
Additional Details:
Marner is the best player in this deal, right now, but has the worst cap hit. Under a flat cap, the return might be limited.
TOR
  1. Kuznetsov, Evgeny
  2. Hagelin, Carl
  3. Alexeyev, Alexander
  4. 2021 2nd round pick (WSH)
  5. 2023 3rd round pick (WSH)
Additional Details:
Alexeyev is the main piece of value here. NHL-ready LHD prospect. 1st round pick. KHL rookie of the month in January. Solid AHL debut. Between him and Sandin, Tor does not have to worry about whether Reilly wants to stick around.

Hagelin is better on PK than Engvall, but older.

Kuznetsov has a 33 point postseason, and a solid 11 points in the 18 playoff games since, in spite of rushing back from covid to play a defensively solid Boston team this year.
WSH
  1. Reinhart, Sam [RFA Rights]
  2. 2021 5th round pick (MTL)
BUF
  1. Samsonov, Ilya [RFA Rights]
  2. Dillon, Brenden
  3. 2021 3rd round pick (ARI)
WSH
    SEA
    1. Schultz, Justin
    2. 2023 7th round pick (WSH)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    WSH
    WSH
    MTL
    WSH
    2022
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    2023
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    24$81,500,000$80,689,260$472,927$132,500$810,740
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    WSH
    Ovechkin, Alex
    $6,000,000
    LW, RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 5
    WSH
    McMichael, Connor
    $863,333
    C
    RFA - 3
    WSH
    Wilson, Tom
    $5,166,666
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Mantha, Anthony
    $5,700,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Bäckström, Nicklas
    $9,200,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    WSH
    Oshie, T.J.
    $5,750,000
    RW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    Reinhart, Sam
    $6,000,000
    C, RW
    RFA
    WSH
    Eller, Lars
    $3,500,000
    C
    UFA - 2
    TOR
    Marner, Mitchell
    $10,903,000
    RW
    UFA - 4
    WSH
    Sheary, Conor
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Dowd, Nic
    $750,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Hathaway, Garnet
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    TOR
    Engvall, Pierre
    $1,250,000
    LW, C
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Sprong, Daniel
    $725,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    WSH
    Fehérváry, Martin
    $791,667
    LD
    RFA - 2
    WSH
    Carlson, John
    $8,000,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    WSH
    Vanecek, Vitek
    $716,667
    G
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Orlov, Dmitry
    $5,100,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Jensen, Nick
    $2,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Copley, Pheonix
    $1,100,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Chara, Zdeno
    $750,000
    LD
    UFA
    WSH
    van Riemsdyk, Trevor
    $950,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Johansen, Lucas
    $750,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    LaDue, Paul
    $750,000
    RD
    UFA
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    WSH
    Kempný, Michal
    $2,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 1

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    Top Comments

    Jun 12 at 11:09
    #1
    FLA V4 AGM
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    As a leafs fan, this deal is pretty solid
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    Jun 12 at 11:22
    #2
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    😂

    You go from offering Kuznetsov and a 4th for Kotkaniemi and Drouin to this?

    Marner is worth more than that package alone. Marner isn't available, the entire core 4 isn't actually (as said by team management) but even IF he was, if your conversation didn't mention McMichael or a 1st, your call isn't even answered.

    Toronto doesn't need a declining, older centre. They have that in Tavares. Toronto doesn't need a 4th line, PK specialist, they have plenty of those and frankly for Hagelin's $2.75M, Toronto would likely much rather have Engvall who is a similar player for less than half of that and he only has 1 year left. Alexeyev Is a nice piece but can't be the main piece in a Marner deal. & the picks won't be early enough to even blink an eye at.

    Engvall = Hagelin
    Marner >> Kuznetsov, Alexeyev, and 2 picks that aren't even in the 1st round.
    Jun 12 at 11:53
    #3
    Who adds what?
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    Quoting: TrueCanuck
    Marner is worth more than that package alone. Marner isn't available, the entire core 4 isn't actually (as said by team management) but even IF he was, if your conversation didn't mention McMichael or a 1st, your call isn't even answered.


    McMichael in his draft plus one year scored about the same as Lafreniere in the same league. 9 months older, but still. Tor would have to add Liljegren to Marner to get McMichael. I doubt they consider that, given that, as you said, Marner is not available.

    Just like MTL fans keep trading Drouin for Kuznetsov, Tor fans keep trading Marner for Kuznetsov. The core ideas aren't mine. I'm just trying to steer the conversation towards what I think could work for Washington, under the flat cap. Marner for an A+ center prospect and 10M of cap space is such a huge win for Toronto under a flat cap. They'll just sign RNH to cheaply replace Marner, and crack open the champagne over a free top prospect. And the Caps would lose Ovechkin.

    Both Tavares and Kuznetsov have played a few games at LW. They could alternate at 2L and 2C depending whether the team needed goals or needed to protect a lead. Kuznetsov is slightly better at carrying the puck from end to end, and dishing out apples, but Tavares is better at getting back to protect his own net. I think they might each get 30 goals a year, together, given that Kuznetsov wouldn't be helping Ovechkin keep the goals lead, and could shoot more. I'm more curious about who Tor plays at 2R if they move Marner. Ideas?
    Jun 12 at 12:14
    #4
    Joined: Jun 2017
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    Quoting: TrueCanuck
    😂

    You go from offering Kuznetsov and a 4th for Kotkaniemi and Drouin to this?

    Marner is worth more than that package alone. Marner isn't available, the entire core 4 isn't actually (as said by team management) but even IF he was, if your conversation didn't mention McMichael or a 1st, your call isn't even answered.

    Toronto doesn't need a declining, older centre. They have that in Tavares. Toronto doesn't need a 4th line, PK specialist, they have plenty of those and frankly for Hagelin's $2.75M, Toronto would likely much rather have Engvall who is a similar player for less than half of that and he only has 1 year left. Alexeyev Is a nice piece but can't be the main piece in a Marner deal. & the picks won't be early enough to even blink an eye at.

    Engvall = Hagelin
    Marner >> Kuznetsov, Alexeyev, and 2 picks that aren't even in the 1st round.


    LGuy54 >>TrueCanuck
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    Jun 12 at 1:56
    #5
    Who adds what?
    Joined: Jul 2017
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    Quoting: OrganizedConfusion55
    LGuy54 >>TrueCanuck


    Thanks. Do you think the Buffalo deal is close? What else would Buffalo need? And/or, is there anything WSH could throw in to score some kind of an RHD prospect off the Sabres?
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